The band Bastião was created in April 2010 in São Paulo and already early on swooped the forró scene by winning a solid first place among the 24 participant bands of 2010 “Festival Nacional de Forró de Itaúnas – FENFIT” with the song “Simplesmente Sangrar”.
From that moment on, the band started conquering a wider public, both Brazilian and worldwide, with their famous compositions such as “Tem problems não” or “Brincar e amar”.
Betto, Lucas, Chander and Cicero live and breathe music, with a flaming passion for forró. Their style can be defined as energetic, playful and differentiated, creating inspiring melodies mixing Rock with Maracatu, Coco with Funk Soul, Xote with Jazz, Forró with Samba. They focus on preserving the forró tradition while, at the same time, bringing innovation through reworking celebrated forró artists such as Luiz Gonzaga, Jackson do Pandeiro, João do Vale and Dominguinhos.
All of it creates an environment where the public can fully and freely express themselves and experience Bastião’s styled forró.
Forró in Stockholm is both honoured and proud to have them once again in Stockholm, and to present to you this year invited band to Algeria do Norte 2018: Bastião!