The older we get, the longer it takes to recover haha...But there we go, now has come the "THANK YOU" time.
It such hard work to organise a festival you know. And its a bit like a recipe, you can have the best ingredients but you cannot predict how good despite all your efforts.
Well, Nice 3d edition was even better that everything we dreant of.
So comes a first obvious thank you to you, the participants. Thank you for trusting us again, thank you to the ones that came before and came again or recommend Nice to friends, despite a huge amount of festivals in Europe. Thank you for coming all the way, for joining us here under the sun and for creating with us those magic moments. Without you, nothing happens.
Another thank you to the teachers who participated to the 3rd edition. Old ones, new ones, teachers but also friends, thank you for being part of our festival, making it yours on the way.
Marion, Alex, Natalia & Gabriela, Cleiton (and Claudia), Rafael, Renato (and Fiona), Ardyson and Italo & Vanessa, you all put both your classes and the dance floor on fire with your professionalism and your crazy energy.
Let's now jump to our DJs!
2 very different styles but they both made you dance all nights long, thank you DJ Gringodoforro (Arnaud Cohen) et DJ Swingueiro (Luciano Alves).
Nice loved you!
Lets keep talking about music and now comes another special moment. I was extra lucky to have on stage this year, artists that mean so much to me.
Leo Correa and his musicians (Italo, Vanessa, ) opened the show with an incredible energy on Thursday. And no one wanted the night to end.
Zeu Azevedo was on stage on Friday with Italo and Mario from Forro de Ka, but many others artists joined you and that moment was incredible to feel. Zeu was the first artist that I ever saw on stage and 10 year later, I was very proud to have you in Nice, you still have the same energy and the same generosity. This night will remain on our hearts for ever.
And so will the Saturday night with Forro de Ka on stage. Everyone on the dance floor went mad and no one could stop dancing. Thank you to you 5, you are all incredible musicians and we felt so honoured to have you in Nice.
Last but not least, Forro d'Antan was on stage on Sunday. Thank you Italo, Vanessa,Marie, Olivier, Quino and of course Alexandra for putting this first fantastic concert together. We loved the new songs made for Forro de Nice.
Let's also thanks Julien Thisse for his fabulous videos (more to come) and Samuel Lagneau - Marshmallow Photo - for the magical pictures (more to come too!).
And finally, maybe the more important one, thank you to my volonteers, my team, my partners. Thanks for standing by me, even when i m a pain, and for being part of this beautiful adventure. With a special thought for Nina, Vanessa and Charlotte who put so much of their hearts into this edition.
"Alone we go faster, but together we go further"
I an so grateful to have this "together" in my life <3
Les profs de l' édition 2019!
A Nice cette année encore, venez retrouver 8 profs plein d’énergie qui n'ont qu'une seule envie,
partager leur passion avec vous.
Ils ont chacun leur style, leur manière d'interpréter et de danser le forro,
ainsi que de vous le transmettre.
Les cours sont adaptés à tous les danseurs et niveaux, débutants, intermédiaires ou avancés.
Les voici, ça va être de la folie...
Alors soyez curieux, venez les découvrir, danser et vivre.
Ils seront tous à Nice pour cette 3 ème édition !
Oulala on y va !!!!
Et ça n'est pas tout...
En plus du forro
et du "Zouk Brésilien",
vous aurez cette année encore
la possibilité de
vous initier au " Maracatu"
(instrument de musique brésilien)
avec le maestro Italo
accompagné de la jolie Vanessa.
Les groupes de 2019!
Léo Correa & guests
"On se promène dans les différentes expressions
culturelles et traditionnelles du Brésil.
Léo Corrêa, de São Paulo, vient accompagné
de son Violon "Rabeca" qui vous transportera dans les terres chaleureuses du Nord-Est du Brésil.
Le groupe aborde un répertoire dynamique et très dansant avec des rythmes comme le Forró, Coco, Ciranda, Cavalo Marinho, Maracatu…"
Zeu Azevedo & guests
Zeu has also been considered to be one of the ambassadors of forró
(music from the North-East of Brazil) in Europe,
after playing in the Brazilian Day 2015 and 2016
and Brazil Junino 2017 events organised
by the Brazilian Embassy in London.
He began his career at the age of 5, influenced by his father, Cidinho Azevedo, also a musician and songwriter and today has over 100 compositions to his name,
many of them written in English.
He moved to London from Brazil in 2002 and since then has worked regularly in Clubs, Festivals in Europe.
Forro de Ka
The band Forró de KA has been livening dance floors across Europe with its distinguishable sound for the past six years; enough time to allow the ensemble’s passion for music to unmistakably bind its name to the fusion of different rhythms and languages.
The name ‘Forró de KA’ is a play on the abbreviation of the German city, Karlsruhe (KA), the band’s hometown, and the sound of the word cá, in Portuguese, which is a way to say here.
Breaking barriers is one of the band’s major characteristics, noticeable in its quest for a language and
expression of its own, where tradition and innovation merge in a harmonic dialogue.
The group’s uniqueness and creativity is most apparent when, in addition to the classic Forró pé-de-serra,
their own compositions take the center of the stage, pushing the setlist beyond the expected by adapting a variety of famous international composition to forró.
Forró de KA has brought its enthusiasm and music to several festivals,
such as the Forró festivals of Aachen, Dublin, Freiburg, Lisbon, Novosibirski, Porto, Stuttgart and Weggis
as well as ‘Tollwood Festival’ in Munich, ‘Festival of African Culture’ in Frankfurt, ‘Festival of People´s Understanding’ and ‘Das Fest’ in Karlsruhe,
not to mention concerts in Berlin, Brussels, Cologne, London, Geneva, Vienna and Zurich.
Praised both by the public and by specialized jury the band was awarded in April 2018 with the first prize and the second general place at the International Open Accordion Competition
in the category World Music Band in Trossingen (Germany).
In the Summer of 2017, Forró de KA proudly released its first album called ‚Revolution’.
Their very eclectic musical training and experience create a very interesting dynamic in this band with
an original concept in french.
With them you will jump into the past.
They reprise famous french songs and recast them in a very modern and new Way of Forro.
They also play songs written and composed by the singer and readapted in a Forro energy by all the musicians. Forro d’Antan will make you dance all night long,
so don’t miss them!
When an hispanic guitare Quino Mallen, meets a Poetic violin Marie with jazz and Classical backgrouds, but also a kind of Manouche voice inspired by rock and pop musik at first Alexandra Gebhardt, and a very elegant four string bass guitarist Olivier Brouissier, real child of the rock and even heavy metal and a wonderful duo of percussionnist Vanessa from Belgium and Italo from Brazil, who have been working on several ways to share the depth
of the nord est brazilian culture, in the south of France since severals years,
well it makes Forro d’Antan!