🇬🇧 Welcome to ForróLetters!
🇧🇷 A versão em português pode ser encontrada ➡︎ aqui.
As Forró spreads far and wide across Europe, we want everyone to be up to date on all the news, history, music and culture surrounding Forró!
In this edition we’ll inform you about the call for projects from the Federation which is now open. We also write about degendering social dancing and we hear from two French Forró dancers about their experience in Itaúnas this year.
Before we start, are you already a subscriber of ForróLetters? No? This is your chance!
Do you have an exciting Forró project in mind and you need support to make it happen? The Federation can help you!
Take a look at our call for projects!
The European Forró Federation is providing funding of 1800 euros each for two outstanding Forró projects. The projects must contribute to at least one of the Federation’s objectives and can be submitted by individuals or organisations based in Europe.
For all the practical details and conditions, visit the website www.forrofederation.com/call-for-projects or download directly here all important info and documents.
If you have any questions, you can send an email to email@example.com
The deadline is Sunday 30th October 2022 at 21:00 CET so get your thinking caps on!
Call to our readers
ForróLetters was created to give a place for YOUR voice.
Do you have opinions, ideas, touching stories related to Forró and brazilian culture that you want to share? We have an ever growing readership of Forró dancers from around the globe who are eager to read YOU! We are a small team of writers and editors and we share your stories! So please, get in touch and become part of the team contributing to this awesome newsletter!
Forró And Beyond
Rethinking the Terms ‘Leader and Follower’ and Degendering Social Dancing
by Sonja Graf
Two French forrozeiros discover the world of Itaúnas
And what about you dear readers? Have you been to Itaúnas?
How can YOU get involved in the Federation?
We are looking for passionate volunteers to write for this newsletter! As you can see, each month we have different pieces from our contributors, and you can be one of them! Do you have an opinion, a story or an idea about Forró or Brazilian culture that you think the community needs to know about? This is your place! Get in touch by sending us an email - firstname.lastname@example.org!
If you have other specialised skills and want to volunteer in other ways, we’d love to have you contribute to our federation! You can email us at email@example.com!
International Festivals and events happening in the next months
Please note that this list is not exhaustive. You want to be named in this newsletter with your event? Send us an email!
[Barcelona, Spain] 01.09. – 05.09.2022 | Pisa Na Fulô
[Luzern, Switzerland] 02.09. – 04.09.2022 | Forró ao Pé da Serra #7
[Kalamata, Greece] 02.09. – 04.09.20222 | Forró Meeting
[Lausanne, Switzerland] 16.09. – 18.09.2022 | Festival Forró Lausanne
[Geneva, Switzerland] 08.-11.09.2022 | Forró Genève – 7 ans
[Boston, USA] 15.09. – 18.09.2022 | ForróFest USA
[Freiburg, Germany] 23.-25.09.2022 | Forró & Samba de Gafieira Marathon
[Cologne, Germany] 30.09. – 02.10.2022 | Forró de Colônia
[Bordeaux, France] 30.09. – 02.10.2022 | Festival : 10 ans Forró Bordeaux
[Nice, France] 06.-10.10.2022 | Viva esse Forró, Forró de Nice
[Magdeburg, Germany] 28.10. – 30.10.2022 | Tonelada de Forró
[London, UK] 04.11. – 06.11 | Forró Brincado Marathon
[Hamburg, Germany] 18.11.-20.11. | HashTag Forró
[Lisbon, Portugal] 09.12-11.12. | O Baião vai
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