Forro in the Dark
Light a Candle
The well-seasoned quartet behind Forro in the Dark assembled a provocative collage of tunes infusing the traditional sounds of rural Brazilian music with a rainbow of eclectic styles. Light a Candle, the group’s second full-length, is downright spellbinding. After coming together at New York’s Nublu nightclub, Mauro Refosco, Davi Vieira, Jorge Continentino, and Guilherme Monteiro, went from playing a weekly residency to touring the Americas. Recorded in six days, the new LP is the latest project for the globetrotting trendsetters. In Portuguese, “forro” means “to party,” and the band trades synths and techno beats for the pifano flute, sax, zabumba drum, percussions and guitar for an exceptional collection of shimmering, up-tempo beats. From the breathy and sexy vocals of Brazilian Girls’ Sabina Sciubba on the funk-reggae instilled “Silence is Golden” to the hip-hop fury of “Caipirinha” to the instrumental “Anão De Jardim”—Light a Candle is a rhythmic and refreshing soundtrack to adventures through tropical and summery locales.