Rob’s forró music is an easy and fun two-step country dance popular in Brazil’s northeastern region.
Rob Curto’s Forró For All trio will also be joined on stage by special guest singers Jo Silva and Cissa Paz.
Rob Curto’s Forró for All is led by accordionist Rob Curto, originally from New York City, and widely lauded as forró’s main ambassador in the United States. Rob is one of the foremost musicians responsible for introducing North American audiences to northeastern Brazilian Music. He 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). He is a member of the band Matuto, which he founded with guitarist Clay Ross to explore the cultural intersections between Brazilian music and folk traditions of Appalachia and the American South. Rob also composes his own music and collaborates with musicians from all over the world. More information: www.robcurto.com.
Rob Curto’s Forró For All band includes drummer Chad Brown and Baltimore-based singer Rose Moraes.
Friday, November 10
MilkBoy ArtHouse in College Park
Free forró dance lesson starting at 7PM by Amtchat Edwards
$21 pre-sale, $26 at the door
Please note that the majority of the house is standing room only. Limited seating is available but not guaranteed.
There is a metered surface one block from MilkBoy ArtHouse and garage parking two blocks from MilkBoy ArtHouse. More parking and metro info here.
This event is a partnership with The Clarice and MilkBoy ArtHouse, a local crossroads for dynamic entertainment, social gathering and creative dining in downtown College Park, MD.