Rio Celebrates National Forró Day with Performances in Centro

Famous all over Brazil and abroad, the traditional music genre will be honored with ten hours of live music and eleven different bands this Wednesday, December 13th.

By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Wednesday, December 13th, the Rua do Ouvidor street, in Centro, will host the "Forró de Rabeca" festival, a tribute to the most iconic music genre from Brazil's Northeast. Starting from 6PM, the free event will celebrate the Forró National Day with eleven bands and DJs until 4AM.

The date is celebrated on December 13th as a tribute to Luiz Gonzaga, one of the greatest accordion players that forró

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