Mandacaru – FORRÓ: Brazilian Party
Saturday 27 October
8.30pm – 11.30pm
204 High St, Northcote
Tickets at the door
Mandacaru plays raw and rare Forró style, an earthy, organic, melodic sound featuring vocals, accordion and sizzling Brazilian percussion with a unique rhythmic pulse.
Lead singer and accordion player Phillipe Alves brings influences from his hometown and over 15 years of expertise sharing Forró from the Northeast of Brazil. Ramona Yagnik on percussion/vocals, from India, spent a few years in Brazil exploring traditional music such as Coco and Afoxé, and has continued in Australia with Maracatu and Forró. Antonio Moreira from Recife on percussion/vocals blends and shares his rich musical background representing styles such as Maracatu, Coco, Afoxé and Forró. Tiago Ucella on percussion/vocals has been enthusiastic about Brazilian rhythms and percussion since he started practicing capoeira in his childhood. Over the past few years while in Brazil and Australia he has been sharing his percussion experience in several Forró, Samba and Choro bands.
Phillipe Alves – Vocal and Accordion
Tiago Ucella – Vocal and Percussion Lalita
Ramona Yagnik – Vocal and Percussion
Antonio Moreira – Vocal and Percussion