Samba De Gafieira

Samba De Gafieira


Meet Bigo, 34 years old from Brazil.
“ I used to teach samba de gafieira (the partner dance) and wanted a list of danceable sambas I could use in class”


Do you play any instruments? If no, which instrument do you wish you could play?

I play the cavaquinho (the brazilian small four-string "guitar") and I'm terrible at it.


Name your top 3 favorite artist and why?

In no particular order but I would say my current top three would be Roberta Sá, her voice is out of this world; Diogo Nogueira, he's the son of a samba legend (João Nogueira) and sings just like his father; and Criolo, mostly for his lyrics and social activism but also the way he mixes rap and samba


Name one of your favorite albums of all time?

Casuarina - Trilhos Terra Firme is a "recent" favorite that I keep listening on repeat


What artist, dead or alive, who would you interview and why?

Almir Guineto, he was a great composer and adapted and introduced banjo to samba (spoiler: the Brazilian banjo sounds nothing like the American banjo)


If you were a singer, what current living artist would you like to collaborate with?

Zeca Pagodinho. He's a living legend and one of the first artists I was obsessed with