ROOTS MUSIC FROM THE NORTHEAST OF BRAZIL
Rob Curto's Forró for All is a band dedicated to Forró, the accordion-driven party music of Brazil, and the legacy of its primary innovator, the great Luiz Gonzaga.
Rob Curto is an artist deeply passionate and knowledgeable about the accordion, and its relation to the American experience. He is a master of forró - dance music that is the background for Northeastern Brazilian social life.
Forró For All evokes the experience of a Saturday night at a club or backyard somewhere deep in the northeastern state of Pernambuco, home of Gonzaga. The band thrills audiences with an experience both uplifting and enlightening. San Francisco Bay Guardian declares that the band is "America's finest purveyors of the Forró sound."
Jose Curbelo - email@example.com
Home Team Management:
The trio, composed of Rob Curto (accordion/vocals), Scott Kettner (drums/percussion) and Rose Moraes (lead vocals) produce excellent educational programming and have done workshops at institutions such as the Morgan Arts Council (WV) and others.
TOURING HIGHLIGHTS: Ordway Center-St. Paul, MN, Skirball Center-Los Angeles, CA, Chicago World Music Festival, Lotus Fest-Bloomington, IN, Lowell Folk Festival-Lowell, MA, Festival Inernational-Lafayette, LA
WHAT PRESENTERS ARE SAYING:
"Rob and his band were exemplary ambassadors of Forró; professional and enthusiastic, delivering a high-energy performance that turned our outdoor venue into a dance party. By the end of the night, the whole crowd was on its feet!"
- Whitney Dearden , Riverside Park, NYC
"Rob Curto’s Forró For All was the highlight of our summer concert season."
- Mary Jo Deans, Sacketts Harbor Concerts on the Waterfront
"Rob Curto’s Forró for All was a party for all. Our intergenerational audience enjoyed this high energy group and they were a delight to work with."
- Deborah Sunya Moore, Chautauqua