As much as I hate the term “world music,” Forro In The Dark kind of fits the bill. The band’s modern take on traditional Brazilian dance music is a combination of earthy woodwinds, energetic percussion, and rich vocals that transcends geographic and linguistic barriers. Though the four members are based in New York now, where they’ve become a staple at Nublu in the East Village, their music is grounded in their homeland. They released their latest album, Light a Candle, on Nat Geo Music. And, come on, you can’t get more world music than that.
Member Mauro Refosco has even taken that global attitude and worked with the likes of David Byrne and Thom Yorke as a member of the Radiohead frontman’s super band, Atoms for Peace. But this fall, Refosco reunites with his Forro In The Dark brothers for a North American tour with fellow worldly musicians, the perpetually touring band of gypsies, Gogol Bordello. Did someone say dance party?
Catch Forro In The Dark and Gogol Bordello when they stop in your town this fall. Tour dates below!
10/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
10/14 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
10/15 – Chico,CA @ Senator Theatre
10/17 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre
10/19 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
10/20 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
10/22 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
10/23 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
10/24 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
10/25 – Spokane, WA @ The Knitting Factory
10/27 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
10/28 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
10/29 – Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
10/30 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
10/31 – Madison, WI @ Capitol Theatre (Overture Center for the Arts)
11/02 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
11/03 – Covington, KY @ Madison Theater
11/04 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre