"VOLTA DO MUNDO" - Forró de Rebeca
- artist:Forró de Rebeca
- release year:2010
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Although very attached to the traditional repertoire of dance music from north-eastern Brazil, the artistic group Forró de Rebeca has evolved over the years. Over the course of their performances, they have created a universal sound that is always festive and made for dan- cing.
This first album reflects the last three years by inviting back to the stage a traditional musical aesthetic, transposing the rural atmosphere of Forró dances to the urban and cosmopolitan world of Europe's capital cities. A successful bet, if public enthusiasm is anything to go by. In short, a journey marked by more than 60 concerts, including several prestigious venues such as the Opera Amphitheatre in Lyon, the Ninkasi Kao, the 6th Continent festival, the Pamparina, the World Music Thursdays Festival.
The album Volta do Mundo, literally the «world tour» invites you to travel and to discover by reminding us that the world keeps on turning. We find the pulsing rhythms of Coco, the Ciranda, Capoeira, the Cabo- clinho and the Baiao in a fascinating dialogue with elements from other cultures around the world. Here the music invites you to dance, but also to new introductions, to share a strong sense of commu- nion, evident in the collaboration with Moulay Taieb & the Gnawas of Marrakesh on the album's namesake title. A special participation that makes perfect sense, removing borders and highlighting differences.
Beyond the differences, the sound production brings out the grain of the acoustic instruments while taking inspiration from urban cultures and the music of today. Recorded, mixed and mastered in Lyon by the cream of French electro dub - the Jarring Effects Studio team - this first album is surprisingly fine-grained.
In Portuguese, French and even in Arabic, they sing a refreshing concept placed somewhere between two worlds. Their original compositions are inspired by traditional themes collected in situ in Brazil to offer a tribute in memory of the troubadours of this country. In this free and creative telling of a tradition, Forró de Rebeca have cultivated a twenty-first century sound, open to the world, while extolling its Brazilian roots.