Festa Junina with En Canto
Celebrate summer the Brazilian way! Festa Junina with live music by En Canto, dance lesson and quadrilha w/ Forró in Seattle, delicious food and drinks.
OmCulture is a festive and spacious venue with ample room for dancing.
ALL AGES! FREE Admission for kids 12 and under!
Dress country-style! Denim, cowboy boots, checkered shirts, straw hats, freckles!!!
Our sponsors: Fatima Bof Windermere Real Estate and Kitanda
En Canto is a multi-ethnic, female-led seven-piece Brazilian forró band. The band drives the dance floor with Brazilian percussion and irresistible melodies. The sound is fueled primarily by twin accordions and tinged with the jazz backgrounds of several of the musicians. Anchored in the classics and contemporaries of their genre, they pay tribute to influences Luiz Gonzaga, Mestrinho, Dominguinhos, Sivuca and many others. The group brings the Pacific Northwest a rare link between old and new Brazil.
Lara Dinez (forró in Seattle) is from Niterói (Rio de Janeiro state) but learned how to dance forró in the various forró parties during her time living in São José dos Campos (São Paulo state) where she went for college. Though she studied (and still studies) other Brazilian social dances such as Samba de Gafieira, Bolero and Brazilian Zouk, her favorite is, and always will be, Forró.
2210 N Pacific St
Seattle, WA 98103