Created in Montréal and blending the musical traditions of the Brazilian northeast and Québec, Forró Brasa carries its audience toward new musical horizons. The group consists of Sarah-Judith Hinse-Paré on violin, Diogo Ramos on guitar, Cláudio Nascimento on zabumba and Lissiene Neiva on triangle. Beyond this mesmerizing instrumental blend, you will be charmed by the distinctiveness of the vocal harmonies. Forró Brasa celebrates music, dance, love, history and the cultures of both countries. Diogo Ramos comes from São Paolo, and his music is nurtured by a broad tradition of Brazilian popular singers. He was part of the group Banda Pau D’àgua from 2000 to 2010 before settling in Montréal. The holder of a college diploma in recording techniques, he has collaborated with various artists while pursuing his own career as a musician and performer. Sarah-Judith Hinse-Paré, with origins in Québec and Burkina Faso, is a talented violinist and singer. In addition to the show by Forro Brasa, you can also see her this year at Nuits d’Afrique with K-iri, the jazz-soul duet she leads with Iri Dimako Chordi.