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FORRÓ ROOTS: Almabahía + DJ Giridão5€
Gato Preto (Almabahía)
Musician, percussionist and music producer. Gato Preto is one of the current references of the Afro-Brazilian culture in Salvador de Bahía. His musical training in schools in Brazil, and other countries, such as Senegal and the US has shaped him as an artist that combines the African percussive tradition with other rhythms and styles. In this artist the digital treatment of sound stands out, as well as his experience in making digital percussive instruments that has allowed him to explore different musical possibilities, and share them in different schools and artistic initiatives. His degree of Capoeira Mestre (GCFA), musically complete this charismatic artist and always in renewal.
Genre: Samba Reggae
Rodrigo Menezes (Dj Giridão)
Born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, he started his project in Valencia teaching forró dances in 2015. In the same year he founded the Forró Valencia Association with other associates with the aim of promoting this culture by promoting parties, concerts with bands from the forró circuit Brazilian, whorkshops with international teachers and a Festival that is already in its fourth edition O Fole Roncou. In August, with an average of 500 people coming from all over Europe to dance in the middle of summer in Valencian lands.
In the world of forró since 1999, in addition to the project in Valencia, he travels through the main festivals in Europe giving dance classes and DJing as the best themes of the authentic forró pé de serra.