Forro Porro have recently completed recording a new CD – our first CD! “North By Northeast”. At the moment it’s available by mail order, if you email firstname.lastname@example.org
This lineup specialises in South American fiesta sounds – Brazilian Forró and Colombian Vallenato, Porro & Cumbia – driving accordion & drum music – styles that raise the spirits and fill up dancefloors right across the continent. It also gives Pete a chance to play his zabumba drum, with all kinds of bells and whistles attached, while Frankie takes it away on triangle!
Featuring accordion, zabumba and timbal drums, cavaquinho, guitar, triangle, berimbau, flute, sax and clarinet – making the kind of killer rhythms that keep a party in full swing! And we can play on or off stage.
We got this band together with Sam Pirt, the demon accordionist, & Gary Hammond the percussion ace – their excellent duo is known as The Hut People, and you can check out their webpage here.
Appearances include the Green Note Festival of Latin Music in London, and Beverley and Musicport Festivals.
“……Forro Porro were fantastic – the house were up on their feet and danced the whole way through, stamping their feet and demanding two encores.”
Jill Turner of Gondwanasound.com
Find out more and listen at: http://www.myspace.com/forroporro
LIVE VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE
Two songs onstage at the Beverley Folk Festival 2011 :
And here are three instrumentals filmed in concert at the Green Note in Camden :