Lucy Duran travels to rural North East Brazil, going in search of traditional Forro, a style of country music much-loved there but little-known outside. And, travelling deeper inland towards the Sertao - Brazil's wild semi-desert area - she has a chance encounter with some singing cowboys.
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Paulo Andre describes the music style Forro to Lucy Duran.
Lucy talks to Azulao, a Forro musician about performing traditional Forro.
Decline of Forro
Lucy and Paulo discuss Forro’s decline and difficulties in hearing its traditional form.
World's biggest open air theatre
At the world’s biggest open air theatre the story of the Passion is performed annually.
At a bar in Caruaru Lucy meets famous Forro musician, Walmir Silva.
J Borges and his work
Lucy is in a small town called Basero in the studio of a local artist, J Borges.
Arcoverde and coco
In Arcoverde Lucy hears African group Coco Raizes perform ‘coco’, the music of slaves.
Coco Raizes and clog dancing
Coco Raizes demonstrate how dancing with wooden clogs provides percussion.
Cowboys in the desert
Lucy meets cowboys in the desert area of Sertao. Paulo explains their harsh lifestyle.
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