Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Brazilian dirty dancing

You know that scene in Dirty Dancing, at the start of the film, when Baby carries a watermelon to the dancers' off-duty dancing quarters? Well, I was reminded of that on Friday night when I walked past The Church on Exmouth Market in London late after dinner. I could hear Brazilian music playing so I peered through the window (that's the picture you can see) and saw couples dancing to Forró, a type of music and dance that originated in the north east of Brazil.

It turns out that Forró Family, which organised the event, runs dance classes at The Church every Saturday night.
The Friday event aimed to promote Forró Fest, an annual Brazilian music festival held in Buckinghamshire (sorry – it was last weekend, but I have written about it before…).
I did get hold of the September listings from Culturart, a not-for-profit organisation that promotes Brazilian events. There are plenty of Brazilian music and literary events taking place this month. Take a look here and let me know if you attend any.

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