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Rob Curto’s Forró For All
February 3 @ 8:00 pm
ROOTS OF BRAZIL PRESENTS:
ROB CURTO’s FORRÓ FOR ALL
ROOTS MUSIC FROM NORTHEAST BRAZIL
featuring Rose Moraes-Vocals, Scott Kettner-Drums and Rob Curto-Accordion
Rob Curto’s Forró for All is a band dedicated to Forró, the Accordion-driven party music of Brazil, and the legacy of its primary innovator, the great Luiz Gonzaga.
Forró for All is led by accordionist Rob Curto, originally from New York City, and widely considered Forró’s main ambassador in the United States. Rob is one of the principal musicians responsible for introducing North American audiences to the music of Northeastern Brazil and was an original member of the band Forró in the Dark along with Mauro Refesco (David Byrne, Red Hot Chili Peppers) and Smokey Hormel (Beck).
The band features great Brazilian singer Rose Moraes, and drummer Scott Kettner, master of Northeastern Brazilian styles such as frevo, maracatu and forró.
“America’s finest purveyors of the Forró sound”- San Francisco Bay Guardian