Forró National Day: Six different ways to experience the genre in Rio and São Paulo

Rio's Feira de São Cristõvão and São Paulo's Remelexo are some of the venues one can dance to forró music, whose day is celebrated on December 13.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Thursday (9), Brazil's National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN) officially declared the music genre "forró" an immaterial heritage of the country. Considered a "supergenre" as it encompasses a myriad of other genres (from baião to xote), forró is one of Brazil's most popular and widely spread music cultures.

While the genre is most commonly associated with Northeastern Brazil (prestigious forró icons Luiz Gonzaga and Dominguinhos come from the region), top-notch forró artists, shows, and balls can easily be found in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Due to the . . .

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