Sunday, June 26, 2016
Longing for Return: Forro in the Dark featuring David Byrne with "Asa Branca"
David Byrne lends his voice to Forro in the Dark's song Asa Branca for our random tune today. A band from New York City made up of Brazilian expatriates, Forro in the Dark was formed in 2002 after a birthday celebration jam session at a New York nightclub. They were such a hit they became a weekly fixture and thus came to the attention of David Byrne (former lead singer of the Talking Heads), who collaborated with them on their first album. In their highly infectious music, they combine elements of the Brazilian dance music known as forró with rock, folk, jazz and country. You can find "Asa Branca" on their 2006 debut album Bonfires of São João.