FRIDAY FEBRUARY 18th.
….FORRO PORRO…. £8
Kiss the winter blues goodbye with Forro Porro, who’ll be bringing their ever-so-slightly intoxicating cocktail of tropical fiesta music to Howden .
Performing red hot roots styles from South America, “Forro Porro” is the meeting of two of the region’s most popular and accomplished acoustic bands – the duos Mambo Jambo and The Hut People. With backgrounds in Folk, Latin, Pop, Jazz and World music, the four of them joined forces to play the fresh & exuberant sounds of Forro from Northeast Brazil, and Porro & Cumbia from the Caribbean coast of Colombia. To quote the band,
“We just think more people ought to hear this stuff – think of Brazilian barndance or Colombian ceilidh and you’re beginning to get the idea. It’s also a great excuse get onto the dancefloor, and in Latin America they’ll dance all night under the stars to this music.”
Forro Porro have already raised the temperature at top local and national festivals – Beverley and Musicport have already re-booked them – next stop Howden!
Band members are: – Sam Pirt – accordion, vocal; Gary Hammond – timbal drum, berimbau, percussion, voice; Frankie Banham – sax, clarinet, flute, triangle & vocal; Pete Jack – zabumba drum & percussion, guitar, cavaquinho & vocal.
Led by Sam’s award-winning accordion skills and backed by the kind of fiesta rhythms that get under your skin, then migrate to your feet, until you just can’t keep still – though you’re quite welcome to try (!!!) – Forro Porro are definitely one of the East Riding’s musical gems. Come and enjoy them – we say there’s a treat in store.