As I said on the forró page, if you like to dance you have to try a gafieira in Rio or a good forró in Fortaleza or wherever...Gafieira originally meant dance, but became the name for dance halls in Rio also. If you want to learn to dance to the sound of choros and sambas, well, here we are. These guys are la crème de la crème! All CDs donated to our site automatically go to the Sheila Thomson Collection of Brazilian Culture at Florida International University in Miami. That's the main reason why we keep these pages on the site, since we don't update them as often as we used to.
A note on the labels mentioned here: they are probably all gone at this point and we're not sure if the CDs are still in print under a different one.
|Renowned pianist Cristóvão Bastos released his "Curtindo a Gafieira" and we couldn't be happier...To dance or not to dance? Don't even ask, just put on your dancing shoes!!|
|"Só Gafieira: Zé da Velha & Silvério Pontes" These guys are a terrific duo of musicians (they're better known as "an orchestra of two"). Try to catch them live around Rio sometime!|
|"Gafieirando: Mário Pereira" One of the great masters...you can't go wrong with him either!|
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