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Forró Night in Seattle with En Canto

Saturday, August 31, 2019, 4:00 AM

Friday, August 30, 2019
Forró Night in Seattle with En Canto
9:00pm | Doors at 8:30pm

Tickets: $12 adv/$15 dos
Tickets available from Stranger Tickets

A multi-ethnic, female-led seven-piece, En Canto's world pop music—a combination forró, samba, and choro-inspired originals and reimagined covers of classic Brazilian hits—commands attention and inspires movement. “We love this music because of its compositional brilliance, its original grooves, and its revolutionary nature ... its roots in post-colonialism, in cultural battles for class and racial equality,” Accordionist Jamie Maschler, explains. "Why wouldn’t it also inspire gender-equality?"

Playing primarily in North American venues, En Canto currently channels its fierce independence into challenging stereotypes while also helping audiences expand their comfort zones. “We make people dance,” as drummer Adam Kozie puts it “We routinely open our concerts to a room full of shy, awkward faces, and we close them to a sweat-drenched melee of bodies and smiles. We experience real joy when we play these songs, and people feel that, and they respond in kind, regardless of whether they understand the words or know the ‘right’ dance moves. It was the same for each us at one point when we first heard Luis Gonzaga or Gilberto Gil—we were provoked and then captured by the music, and we feel honored to be able to offer our own interpretations of it.”

Please note: Forró Night with En Canto and dance class included with Brazilian dance instructor Lara Diniz.

Learn the basics or try some new steps with Lara then enjoy dancing to live music with En Canto!

Adriana Giordano - Vocals
Jamie Maschler - Accordion
Gabe Hall-Rodrigues - Accordion
Meese Agrawal Tonkin - Flute
Adam Kozie - Drums
Michael Withey - Piano
Michael Catts - Bass


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Please note: Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room. For sold out shows standing room may be the only available space. Please come early to ensure you get a table. Reservations can be made for those who are coming for dinner as well as the show. The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.

Cost: $12 adv/$15 dos

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