FORRÓ SEM PALAVRAS
"Wordless forró" is a project based on the musical vocabulary and rhythms of forró, a Brazilian style that originated in the northeast of the country.
Forró is originally played by a trio (accordion, triangle, and zabumba) and its dance is usually part of the cultural event. It evolved over the years and took many different shapes.
"Forró Sem Palavras" is a unique project that I created in 2018 to bring this music style to an orchestral setting, mixing with various other influences present in my work as a composer and arranger, namely classical music and jazz.
It was premiered as part of a series of events I produce for Forró New York, and since then it was presented in various cities across the Americas, including Montreal, Toronto, Campinas, and Rio Claro.