Thu 11 Mei 2023, 20:00 – Forró da Quinta, by Trio Forró das Flores


DATE: Thursday May 11 2023

TIME: 20h00 and doors open at 19h30

GENRE: Brazilian Music, Forró


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This Thursday we are welcoming Trio Forró das Flores to create the soundtrack of this evening. A musical genre and dance from Northeastern Region of Brazil. This catchy music style and simple but fun couple’s dance is a great way to spend an amazing evening with friends and loved ones!

This trio consists of three great women, musicians who live in Rotterdam, but they are from 3 different nationalities.  Martie Rikhof is a fantastic singer, graduated from Codarts.  Born in Tilburg, captivated by Brazilian poetry, music and dance, Martie lived and worked in Rio de Janeiro for seven years.  According to the press and public, she has mastered Brazilian culture and music in a unique way.  She plays triangle, flute and sings in this project. Elizabeth Fadel is a special Brazilian multi-instrumentalist. Besides being a teacher and a virtuoso pianist, she also plays the accordion. Her passion for music from the North East of Brazil led her to start this new project in the Netherlands: trio forró pé-de-serra (accordion, zabumba and triangle). Lauriane Ghils is a belgian percussionist from the world music scene, has played in many different projects and works also as a teacher. In Forró das Flores she sings and plays zabumba, between other instruments, adding a different flavor to the music. This trio started in may 2022 and already performed in many venues and festivals all over Holland. Prepare yourself for a great evening with forró, xaxado, baião, xote and arrasta-pé. The trio has also original tunes, and plays also non-brazilian music but in brazilian style. You will be surprised and you can dance and have fun all night.

Martie Rikhof – voice, triangle and flute
Elizabeth Fadel – accordion, zabumba en triangle
Laurianne Ghils – voice and zabumba