Forró in Ireland has a lot to celebrate this year. We've grown in just a couple of years to a vibrant community in 3 cities in Dublin, Cork & Galway, with weekly parties and numerous teachers, culminating in our very own festival.
To celebrate Forró in Ireland and the launch of our second annual festival, Forró Ireland are hosting its first congress.
And we're running a Special Promotion! This event is FRE for anyone who has bought their Full Festival Pass before the end of January 2017. What are you waiting for? Purchase your full pass here!
Below is a draft idea of what you can expect on the day:
The main attraction is an amazing Vynil DJ from Sao Paulo & living in Switzerland, called DJ Sampa. He'll be playing some amazing retro forró all night that is going to blow your socks off! We'll also have a class or two with some presentation of steps from some guests.
Before 10pm (Classes/Presentations + DJ):
After 10pm DJ only
Here's some more info about DJ SAMPA
Born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, Sampa was influenced in his early childhood by different music styles that rocked its dancefloors in the late eighties. Later on, he would rock those dancefloors himself as a DJ playing rhythms like Samba, Samba-Rock, Rap, Funk & Soul of the early nineties. He first came into contact with Forró in 1997/98, when he frequented São Paulo’s Remelexo club together with his Capoeira group. He moved to Switzerland in 1999 and soon established his reputation in the Latin music scene as DJ Sampa. Studying traditional Forró since 2014, he joined the group Forró Vem Vem in 2015, where he works as a cultural producer and DJs weekly at the „Forró da Quarta“ and monthly at the „Forró Vinyl“ projects. With an impressive vinyl collection on hand, he combines the experience of a professional DJ with his fervent passion for Forró and has been considerably influenced and assisted by renowned DJs like Swingueiro, Ivan and Xeleléu, who passed a lot of their knowledge, experience and musical archives on to him. Since 2015, DJ Sampa has repeatedly enravished the forrozeiro crowds in various cities all over Switzerland and Europe, such as Milan, Munich, Freiburg, Paris, London, Roma or Lisbon.
For more info you can check out this link here: