Music that connects
The band Forró de KA has been livening up dance floors across Europe with its distinctive sound since 2012; enough time to allow the ensemble’s passion for music to unmistakably bind its name to the fusion of different rhythms and languages.
The name 'Forró de KA' is a play on words with the abbreviation of the German city Karlsruhe (KA), the band’s hometown, and the sound of the word cá, in Portuguese, which means 'here'. Forró is a popular and danceable Brazilian music genre, traditionally played by an accordion, a triangle and a zabumba.
Breaking barriers is one of the band’s major characteristics, noticeable in its quest for a language and expression of its own, where tradition and innovation merge in a harmonic dialogue. The group's uniqueness and creativity is most apparent when, in addition to the classic forró pé-de-serra, their own compositions take centre stage, pushing the setlist beyond the expected by adapting a variety of famous international compositions to the typical forró style.
From Lisbon to Novosibirsk, over London, Dublin, Berlin, Zurich and many more, Forró de KA is a sought-after act at the main Forró festivals in Europe, but also at larger cultural events such as the 'Tollwood Festival' in Munich, 'Festival of African Culture' in Frankfurt, 'Festival of People´s Understanding' and 'Das Fest' in Karlsruhe.
Praised by both audience and expert judges, the band was awarded the first prize at the International Open Accordion Competition in the category World Music Band in Trossingen (Germany) in April 2018.
In 2017, Forró de KA proudly released their first album called ‚Revolution'.