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Floripa London

Forró Foundations - Forró in Floripa with DJ Sanguim & DJ Chinedu

Internationally renowned Forró DJs Sanguim & DJ Chinedu go back to back in Floripa. The dancefloor will be on fire!!!

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Forró Foundations - Forró in Floripa with DJ Sanguim & DJ Chinedu
Forró Foundations - Forró in Floripa with DJ Sanguim & DJ Chinedu

Time & Location

11 Feb 2024, 19:30 – 23:30

Floripa London, Floripa, 91-92 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3HZ, UK

About the event

Join us for our first Forró in Floripa event of 2024. We are looking forward to bringing you a night of the best forró pe de serra to keep you dancing all night long, from two of London's most well known Forró DJs.

Both DJ's have played for audiences around the world, and we are looking forward to having them on the London stage! Quality GUARANTEED!

ABOUT DJ SANGUIM

DJ Sanguim joined forró pé de serra 26 years ago, when he discovered Itaúnas and fell in love with both music and dance. He was born in Governador Valadares, a city in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil, but has had a permanent home in Vila de Itaúnas for almost 10 years. Currently DJ Sanguim is spending a season in the UK. In parallel with dance, he has always researched musical history and all of Northeastern culture. At the beginning of the year 2000, he began his apprenticeship as a Dj, which opened several doors for him around the world. This love was never forgotten and now he’s back playing the best and most played songs in Itaúnas. His influences are: Luiz Gonzaga, Dominguinhos, Jackson do Pandeiro, Trio Nordestino, Trio Xamego, Benício Guimarães, Trio Juazeiro, Trio Virgulino, currently Dona Zefa, Nando Nogueira, Alex Corrente, among other musicians and DJs who became friends with time. 

ABOUT DJ CHINEDU

Chinedu (London, UK) began to take an interest in Forró in January 2013 when his capoeira teacher took him to a party. Starting off as an absolute beginner with no background in partner dancing, he was drawn to the community aspect of Forró, the music and the positive attitude of all the people he encountered. This fuelled his appetite for dance, travel, and musical discovery! 

Fast forward to 2015, after experiencing classes, parties and festivals across Europe and Brazil, he began to hold his own parties in London and in 2016, formed the organisation, Forró Foundations (www.forrofoundations.com). Forró Foundations’ teaching methodology centres around further enhancing basics and footwork, applying these methods to increase dancers’ confidence in their movement and making the overall dance enjoyable, comfortable and exciting for both partners. 

As well as teaching and organising events, he is an internationally recognised Forró DJ. He has played across the globe at festivals such as the Forró London Festival, Forró Vem Vem Festival (Weggis & Luzern), Forró de Colonia Festival, Forró Stockholm’s Alegria do Norte Festival and the Forró em Lyon Marathon to name but a few! As well as these European festivals close to home, he has also played at Buraco do Tatu (Itaunas, Brazil), Rootstock (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) as well as a number of parties in Salvador where he lived for a some time.

Schedule


  • 30 minutes

    Doors Open: Free Open Level Forró Dance Class

    Main Dancefloor

  • 3 hours 30 minutes

    PARTY TIME: DJ Sanguim & DJ Chinedu

    Main Stage

Tickets

  • *DISCOUNTED EARLY BIRD TICKET*

    £10.00
    +£0.25 service fee
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  • MAIN EVENT TICKET

    Includes free open level dance class from 7.30pm - 8.00pm. Perfect for beginners and those new to forró.

    £12.50
    +£0.31 service fee
  • Dance Masterclass + Main Event

    Before the main event, from 6.30pm - 7.30pm, we will have a Higher Intermediate Level Forró Roots Dance Masterclass with with the Director of Forró Foundations, Chinedu Okoye. This class is aimed at Intermediate to Advanced level dancers who have previously danced forró. This ticket also includes access to all parts of the main event, including a free introductory forró class at the beginning of the night from 7.45pm - 8.30pm.

    £20.00
    +£0.50 service fee

Total

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