Trio Nordestino – Os Rouxinhos da Bahia

Forró Maragandá Featuring Hans Santos with Rabeca

Forró Maragandá Featuring Hans Santos with Rabeca

Ahoy Tropicalistas, the next vinyl of the week will follow the Saint John celebrations in Brazil and our next Forrúmbia event where for the first time in Europe we will mixture Forró and Cumbia on the stage and in the after party, in my opinion and in my experience with the dance halls where i use to play the MUST record for a Dj that have the intention to put people to move inna party! The record “Trio Nordestino – Os Rouxinhos da Bahia” contain only forró hits in the arrasta-pé / pé de serra style by the maybe oldest Forró band with a great history from their begin, but first some words to Forró.

The “Festa de São João”, “Festa Junina” is know by 100% of Brazilians also no discussion and this is not a coincidence that the  Festa Junina Berlin is the biggest Brazil community party in Berlin and for sure in Germany since it is hosted by YAAM (more about the Festa Junina Berlin here). The Festa Junina after party was a tropical clash of forró rhythms: xote (a slower-paced rhythm), baião (the original forró) and arrasta-pé (the fastest of the three), as everybody knows forró is danced in pairs, usually very close together, anyway for the people don´t know Forró here some help…Let´s begin with one definition of Forró provided by our Wikipedia friends…

 Forró (Portuguese pronunciation: [fɔˈxɔ]) is a genre of Brazilian music that originated in Northeastern Brazil. It encompasses various dance styles as well as a number of different musical beats. This music genre has gained widespread popularity in all regions of Brazil. Forró is closely associated with Brazilian June Festivals, which celebrate a number of Christian saints. The most celebrated is Saint John’s day.

There are several theories on the origin of the name but my personally version i choose to believe is one coming from someone not unknown the the music scene in Brazil. Gilberto Gil at least former minister of culture provides follow theory in his concerts…

…the word forró is a derivative of the English expression “for all” and that it originated in the early 1900s. English engineers on the Great Western Railway of Brazil near Recife would throw balls on

weekends and classify them as either only for railroad personnel or for the general populace (“for all”). This belief was somewhat reinforced by a similar practice by USAF personnel stationed at the

Natal Air Force Base during World War II, but it is unrelated because before the USAF went to Natal, the name “Forró” was already in use…

Trio Nordestino - Os Roxinhos da Bahia

Trio Nordestino – Os Roxinhos da Bahia

Just to finalize the theoretical part of it is an interesting fact that the term literally means “hot” in Hungarian. So we had a very hot Forró night on the Sa.27.07. in the Festa Junina Berlin after party  with the best forró band in the Berlin City also the “Forró Maragandá Band” Featuring Hans Santos with Rabeca. In preparation for the next Forró party on the 31.07. where for the first time in Europe we will mixture Forró with Cumbia we would like to introduce to you some records related to this great matter. As mentioned above the Trio Nordestino is a MUST in every record collection


since in the style “arrasta pé / pé de serra” this guys are more or less unbeatable. The history behind this group is very interesting and began in 1957 in Rio de Janeiro.

The trio was created after the breakup of the group that accompanied Luiz Gonzaga. Miudinho and Zito Borborema, along with promising talent Dominguinhos (this presented by Luiz Gonzaga), formed the original Trio Nordestino. Later consolidated with the help of Coroné, Cobrinha and Lindú. Of all the trio’s career, i believe that this is the record that gathers the most famous songs, many of them were and still are successful, all of high quality, as all released and produced albums by Lindú. Arguably the most important trio for forró‘s group for the stype “pé de serra”, with 45 years of existence, through loss and replacement of all of its original members, while maintaining the tradition through family ties.

Songs like “Chinelo de Rosinha” or “Apaga o Lampião” are guarantee for a dancing floor, actually almost all songs in this record are to dance a rarity in a record. A great picture i found in the website Forró in Vinyl where we can see the original members LINDU,CORONÉ E COBRINHA together with Roberto Carlos.



Confirming the prophecy of Gonzagão when he was near death, Forró has returned to national success, driven by Gilberto Gil and hits the soundtrack of the movie “Eu, Tu, Eles” and with the emergence of new groups like Falamansa and Forróçacana. This allowed the Northeast Trio return to the charts with their new line, attended by a new and young audience. Driven by new wave, were four times to Europe, where they crowded concerts in Paris in the famous restaurant Favela Chic, and London, in the Luiz Bar, frequented by Brazilian colony.

Trio Nordestino - O Rouxinhos da Bahia

Trio Nordestino – O Rouxinhos da Bahia

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Forro Trio Nordestino – Apaga o lampião


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Forró Mix Tape by Dj GArRinchA