World Music Institute presents Liliana AraÚjo – Brazil to Brooklyn!

Saturday, February 23, 2013 @ 8:00 pm

Continue your Carnival with the Queen of Forró!

Hailing from Fortaleza, the vivacious contralto Liliana Araújo belts out the jubilant, rustic tunes of Northeastern Brazil over a power trio of accordion, triangle, and the zabumba  bass drum. Forró (fo-HO), the festive country music born in Brazil’s cowboy region, celebrates romance, broken hearts and the daily grind of herding cattle, tilling fields, and pounding manioc. It drives a swinging, bouncy, thigh-bumping two-step danced in pairs.

Tickets $25/ WMI Friends $20
Or call 212-545-7536

Part of WMI’s WORLD TO BROOKLYN series:
Danceable concerts with pre-show dance lessons &  dj’ed after-parties, featuring vibrant artists in a festive, social atmosphere
Dance lessons 7:30; Show 8:00pm; party until midnight; Cash bar.
Dance floor/ standing room on main level; seating available upstairs.
Other shows include: Dec 8 Haiti to Brooklyn with CaRiMi, April 13 Dominican Republic to Brooklyn with Joan Soriano, May 11 Cuba to Brooklyn with Gerardo Contino