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Stockholm Forró Festival

Experience the Brazilian Vibes in Stockholm

post 16.Jan.2020, 10:48 AM
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What is Stockholm Forr? Festival?
Stockholm Forr? Festival, or Alegria Do Norte which means, the joy of the north, is simply another amazing Swedish summer full of celebrating, dancing, new friendships, live music, and dance workshops for 3 days in the 3rd or the 4th weekend of July every year, from Friday evening to Sunday night.
The festival is presented by Forr? Stockholm and Samba de Gafieira Stockholm collaboration with ABF Stockholm

How can I get more information about the festival?
You can get the information you need in different ways:
  • Visiting the official website:
  • Liking the Facebook page:
  • Following the Instagram account:

How can I get tickets to the festival parties or/& workshops?
By visiting the official website:

Who is Forr? Stockholm?
We, Forr? Stockholm, are a non-profit, non-religious, non-political organization with the main purpose of spreading the knowledge of the Brazilian dance and music style such as forr? and samba de gafieira, as well as the Brazilian culture in Sweden.

What Forr? Stockholm stands for?
Forr? Stockholm stands for openness, inclusiveness, mutual respect, ethnic, sexual and gender equality, and sees the dance as a way to express these values to create a prestigious and welcoming environment.

What is forr??
Forr? is a genre of music that originated in northeast Brazil and has evolved to include many different musical beats and dance styles. Like the waltz, it is an intimate dance conducted in pairs.

Why do we call it forr??
There are two theories to the origin of the name, forr?. The first is that it comes from the word forrobod? which roughly translates to ?great party? or ?commotion?. It?s believed the word was shortened to forr? to describe parties that featured the specific music and dance. The most popular theory, however, is the story that has been supported by artists like Gilberto Gil. When the English engineers were building the Great Western Railway near Recife in the 1900s, they would often throw parties on the weekends. These parties were either for railway staff or open to the public, the latter being advertised as ?for all?. Eventually, a derivation of the English words ?for all? became forr?, and so was born the name of the popular northeastern music and dance.

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