Forró Vem Vem
is a non-profit, non-border cooperative network of Forró lovers from Europe and Brazil
dedicated to revive and nurture Forró culture through collaborative projects
such as festivals, concerts, workshops, classes and parties
throughout Switzerland and Europe.

Forró Vem Vem cultural association

our core team members:

Detetive


Given his nickname "Detetive" by his Capoeira master for being insatiably curious, Marcus came into contact with Forró and Brazilian culture in general when he started training Capoeira in the early 2000s. He has been a passionate dancer since his teenage years, influenced by various Brazilian, Latin and African dance styles. He met his friends and future colleagues in the early 2010s and would help and support them in all kinds of organizational and communication matters before becoming an official member of the Forró Vem Vem team in early 2016. He is responsible for communication, public relations and logistical coordination, teaches Forró classes and organizes workshops and events in Berne.
balançaê, que vai dar certo.

Rovena


Rovena has been a dancing enthusiast since early childhood and learned to love Forró in northeastern Brazil while living with her father in Fortaleza. She has refined her dancing skills in numerous courses with important Forró teachers in Brazil and has worked as teaching partner with Átila Alves and Léo Diniz before starting to teach independently at the Federal Technical University ETH in Zürich. She is Forró Vem Vem's main cultural producer in the Zürich and Central Switzerland region and also works as a tour promoter for various Brazilian Forró artists across Europe.
ver as pessoas felizes me enche de prazer.

Sampa


DJ Sampa was born and raised in São Paulo and used to work there as a DJ playing Samba, Samba Rock, Hip-Hop, Funk and Soul music in the nineties and got into contact with Forró frequenting São Paulo's Remelexo Club together with his Capoeira group. After moving to Switzerland in 1999, he soon established his reputation in the Latin music scene as DJ Sampa. Studying traditional Forró since 2014, he works as a cultural producer and DJ in Zürich and has been building up a solid fan base amongst Forró Pé de Serra lovers, playing regularly at events of all sizes throughout Europe and Brazil.
minha maior paixão e incomodar os dançarinos. 😉

Verão


Verão met Forró 2006 in Brazil. She loved this rhythm, the togetherness and the simple dance steps. Back in Switzerland, she was surprised to hear about a Forró dance class in Bern; together with other Forrozeiras in Bern, she supported Átila to offer regular Forró classes and to organize Forró events and classes in Bern. In 2017, she joined Rovena, Detetive and Sampa as an official member of the Forró Vem Vem team. She is responsible for financial and organizational matters and is always looking to improve the organization and show people the beauty of Forró.
Partiu!

Átila


In his childhood, Átila regularly traveled to the northeastern part of Minas Gerais and to the south of Bahia to visit his family, where he got in touch with forró during the "Festas Juninas" and learned the traditional steps of the rural Forró dance. In 1999, he went to São Paulo to study law and discovered his passion for Forró when he started learning "Forró Universitário" with Buiu and Evandro Paz at Remelexo, the most important Forró club in São Paulo. Back in his hometown of Barueri (SP), he was the first to organize Forró parties there and began teaching beginner Forró classes. He also attended the big forró events "FENFIT" in Itaúnas and "Rootstock" in São Paulo. In 2010, Átila moved to Italy. In Milan, he founded the group "Forró Milano" and started teaching Forró at IBRIT (Istituto Brasile Italia). After moving to Switzerland in 2012, he started teaching Forró in Basel, Bern and Zurich in 2013. Together with DJ Sampa, Rovena and Wesley Lima, he initiated the Forró Vem Vem movement in 2015. A passionate vinyl collector, he performs as DJ Vim Vim at Forró events in Switzerland and abroad and regularly teaches Forró classes in Basel.
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