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Xaxado Mission Invites Tarciso Alves & Forró Roots (from Boston)
Milk Bar
San Francisco, CA
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Apr 19, 2019 8:00 PM
April 19th at 8pm

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Xaxado Mission Invites Tarciso Alves & Forró Roots (from Boston)
We're happy to announce our 2nd Forró dance party @ Milk Bar, the coolest bar on legendary Haight Street!

Xaxado Mission keeps things fresh bringing special guests from Brazil and the world and varying repertoire tailored for your dancing needs. This time we bring Tarciso Alves & Forro Roots from Boston to melt down the dance floor with some serious Xote, Baiao, and Xaxado grooves.

Forro For All will help you get up to speed in a jiffy with a 30 min dance class by Yasmine Baktash & Mohamed Souiai at 9pm sharp. This class is really fun and popular, so make sure to be there on time!

DJ Flora spinning Forró music on Vinyls will guarantee 100% satisfaction.

Dance Class 8pm
Live band at 9pm
DJ during Breaks
$10 Advance:
$15 day of the event

Xaxado Mission is a San Francisco based Brazilian band and that specializes in Forró, a genre of music originated in Northeastern Brazil. The repertoire brings high energy songs from masters Luiz Gonzaga and Jackson do Pandeiro, in addition to many classic and modern Forró songs in an very own feel.

Tarciso Alves is a singer/songwriter specializing in North-Eastern Brazilian folk music.  He grew up in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, steeped in the region's traditions of music, folk dancing, and spoken-word poetry.   After receiving his first guitar at the age of fifteen, Tarciso taught himself to play by jamming with local musicians, and studying the work of some of his favorite artists, such as Luiz Gonzaga, Dominguinhos and Gilberto Gil.  By 2010, Tarciso had moved to Recife, and was playing and singing professionally with Forro bands all over the city.  Soon after, he studied vocal performance at the Pernambuco Conservatory of Music, and finally, in 2014 released his first cd, Vivencias, which translates as experiences - a subtle and expressive mix of covers and originals, ranging in style from original folk ballads, to covers of American pop songs with Brazilian rhythms.  His second cd, Arrocha o No was released in 2016, and features a mix of lively original Forro music, and more contemplative Baiao and other styles, with lyrics in both Portuguese and English.  Since moving to the states, Tarciso has performed at the Cambridge Riverfest and the Make-music Harvard Square Festival, and is scheduled to perform at Bostons Greenfest later this summer.

DJ Flora is a spectacular vinyl DJ with a unique collection of rare Brazilian albums. For this event she'll be spinning some of her new acquisitions from Brazil, finger picked for all your Forró dancing needs.

Segura o capacete que la vai pedrada!


Milk Bar (View)
1840 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
United States


Arts > Dance
Music > All Ages
Music > Folk
Music > Global
Music > World

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No


Owner: Xaxado Mission
On BPT Since: Mar 18, 2019
Xaxado Mission

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