more magical moments
coming up in 2020!

6° Forró ao Pé da Serra

Weggis, Switzerland

25 - 27 September 2020


get a feel of last year's experience in the video!

Our yearly festival FORRÓ AO PÉ DA SERRA was initiated in 2014.
It's 3 days of togetherness, the best Forró Pé de Serra music, quality workshops and the most breathtaking scenery between the Swiss Alps and Lake Lucerne.


6 concerts

2 live concerts per day featuring exclusive artists.

4 DJs

our DJs will be playing all day & night for a constant backbone of top-grade Forró Pé de Serra music.
Dance as much as you wish, at the lake or in the hotel lobby!

6 teachers

there will be 5 hours of dance workshops per level (beginner, Intermediate and advanced) and some extra classes as well. All the while the dancefloors are open - your choice at what time to dance or study!

unique venue

The festival takes place in a picturesque village with breathtaking views on Lake Lucerne and the Swiss alps.
The Hotel Albana, the lake, workshop and dancing facilities are all within short walking distance and the scenery is just MAGICAL.

transfer service

Our shuttles will pick you up at Zürich Airport and bring you back there. No need to care about trains, buses or a rental car.

the hotel

The Hotel Albana is the hub of the festival. Accommodation and evening/nighttime parties will be here, so you can have a nap, take a shower and go back to the dance floor whenever you want...
because the music won't stop in Weggis!

food pass

We cook with love - so you don't need to miss anything.
Forget the hassle to find a restaurant and pay for expensive food. Get a food pass and enjoy our nutritious and tasty meals with your friends while overviewing the lake and listening to the best Forró tunes of our DJs.

the bar

Catuaba, Caipirinhas, beers, juices and much much more for affordable prices.
Because Vem Vem will take care of the bar as well.

fancy some good Forró tunes?

What is Forró anyway?

Forró is derived from the Bantu word "forrobodó", which means "jumble" or "mischief" and originally designated folksy dance gatherings in the northeast of Brazil. Forró is an umbrella term for various traditional rhythms and dances of the most popular Brazilian folk music, but is also used as a name for the corresponding social dance events. Forró - both dance and music - has been influenced by European, African and indigenous cultures and includes various traditional rhythms such as Baião, Forró, Xote, Xaxado, Arrasta-pé and Coco. In traditional Forró (Forró Pé de Serra), the Zabumba (a bass drum), the Sanfona (accordion) and the triangle, the so-called "Trio Nordestino", are the dominant and often exclusively used instruments.

Originally a regional style of music from the rather poor rural northeast, Forró was rather belittled in the wealthier south of Brazil for a long time, before it spread throughout the country towards the middle of the 20th century, when artists such as Luiz Gonzaga and Dominguinhos, like many other migrants from the poor northeast, moved to the south looking for a better future. As early as the 1970s, many music groups began to complement the traditional Forró trio with other instruments such as violin, guitar or double bass. As a result, a more modern Forró style, which became known in the late 1990s as "Forró Universitário", began to develop, also introducing dance steps and figures adapted from other dances such as Salsa or Rock' n' Roll. Forró is traditionally danced very closely, with a lot of physical contact - warming up the dancer's hearts and lifting up moods in no time.

Our primary goal at Forró Vem Vem is to research, revive and nurture Forró Pé de Serra (Forró "roots") without neglecting its more modern branches and varieties, cherishing young talented artists just as much as the well respected "old guard", in order to keep the beautiful Forró "tree" alive, healthy and growing.
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