MôForró plays triangle-driven, hip-swiveling dance music in the traditional, rootsy, “pé de serra” style of forró. A music that was born out of the countryside of the dry Northeast, forró is now one of the most popular rhythms to come from Brazil. Since forming in late 2012, MôForró–along with the Forró in L.A. collective–has been integral to the growing popularity of forró as a dance/music genre throughout Southern California. MôForró has played in major cities throughout the US including San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, and New York and can be seen regularly at their Los Angeles home, Trópico de Nopal Gallery and Art Space in Echo Park. MôForró is a member of the L.A. County Arts Commission Musician’s Roster and performed in the 56th annual Holiday Celebration.
About the director:
Simon Carroll, (Director, Vocalist, and Percussionist), raised in the central valley of California, has a strong presence in the Brazilian community of Los Angeles. During 2007 and 2008 he studied music in the streets of Brazil, living in various major cultural city centers, seeking out musicians who are masters of their art and learning from them in their cultural settings. He studied Forró in Recife with Dinda Salú, the youngest son of the great Mestre Salustiano.