Participatory meeting on Forró pedagogy

The last years have seen Forró groups popping up in every corner of Europe. People from all over the place want to learn Forró and be part of the community. A crucial role in this process falls to the teachers who are mostly the first contact beginners have with Forró  in Europe. Quite often the teachers are experienced dancers who are pushed to share a little bit of their knowledge and learn how to teach by themselves.

The Encontro pedagógico participativo de forró tries to bring these teachers together and create a space for exchange where experiences can be shared, questions discussed and new approaches developed. Today we are talking to Sarah Colligns, one of two creators of this concept about the two meetings which happened in August 2017 an March 2018.

We are closing down our Podcast …

Since 2013 we are bringing Information about Forró to a German/English speaking community though Radio / Podcast. Four Forrózeiros from Freiburg founded the Project in 2014 but little by little the participants moved away and got involved in other projects.

Since 2017 Vadinho Agotado was alone and unable to keep up the monthly radio shows.
The objective always was to bring information and debates to a non-Portuguese speaking community. This is close to impossible if only one person maintains the Podcast.

In order to have a lively debate or making an interview you need at least two persons with English and Portuguese knowledge to make consecutive translations of interviews and present the information in an adequate way.

So if you feel like you always wanted to do Podcasting and you are passionate about Forró and you speak both English and Portuguese well enough to translate and host a show in English PLEASE comment bellow or write an email to “radio [at]”