By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter

SALVADOR, BRAZIL – Anyone who attended the Festas Juninas that started last month is likely familiar with the sounds of forró, the popular music and dance style from the Northeast. A traditional folkloric genre, forró songs revolve around rural issues such as drought and seeking work.

Forró has become widespread across Brazil since its origin dating back to the 1940s, and in recent years has become popular on an international scale. However in the Northeast, the genre . . .

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