Felipe Trotta

Contemporary Forró in Brazilian Northeast: Reprocessing Sounds, Masculinities and Regional Identity

In the last decades, several changes in the traditional forró reprocessed its historical association with the Northeastern identity. This paper aims to discuss some elements of this process, especially the masculinity and the sonority of these changes.

Felipe Trotta is Professor of the Cultural and Media Studies Department at UFF.  He is former vice-president of IASPM-AL and editor of Brazilian journal E-Compós. He is author of books about samba and forró and co-editor of the book "Made in Brazil: Studies in Popular Music" (Routledge, 2015)