About Moz Hayward

I bought my first CD of forró music as a tiny young thing way back in 1999: David Byrne's compilation Brazil Classics 3: Forró. I still highly recommend it as a window into traditional forró. I only started dancing years later. I'm also quite passionate about samba de gafieira and samba rock dancing, plus many, many other styles of music from Brazil.
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A Secret Brazilian Body Part — And More Wisdom from “Nosso Xote”

How does Portuguese handle forró body parts, forró quivering and wiggling, and a female perspective on the dance experience? A look at the lyrics of Nosso Xote.

By |2019-02-13T21:47:44+01:00December 8th, 2017|Forró and Gender, Lyrics|1 Comment

How Dance Communities Form: Practical Advice from Those Taking Forró from Brazil to Europe

How can you take a dance style that is unknown in your area and create a thriving community with parties, workshops, and classes?

By |2019-01-04T15:44:46+01:00June 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments