The Creeping Emancipation of Forró

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Unnoticed by a broader public a new dance established itself in Europe in the course of the last ten years. Off the beaten track of dance schools primarily young people in university cities dance a dance which originally derives from the northeast of Brazil and spread across all of Brazil in the 1950s.

In this culture clash patriarchic role models of traditional Forró meet seemingly emancipated students and conflicts resulting thereof are being carried out on the dance floor or in broad discussions on a daily basis.

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