Celebrated as a pivotal new sound on the Brazilian and World Music scenes, Farofa delivers a passion-filled, electrifying performance of traditional rhythms blended with modern stylings and influences. Their signature sound is amplified by an eclectic collection of ideas and inspirations drawn from rock, jazz, flamenco, contemporary classical, pop, deep African rhythmic tradition, Balcan music and, above all, from the entire musical universe of their native Brazil.
Farofa’s raw talent thrives on the collaborations of its members, touring musicians Felipe Fraga (Percussion), Isaias Elpes (Bass), JP Mourão (Brazilian Viola Caipira) and Luis Mascaro (Violin). Through their independent journeys, they have worked with such prolific artists as Ricky Martin, Lee Ritenour, Selena Gomez and Foo Fighters – and together, they are turning heads with their fresh and imaginative set lists and avante-garde mashups.
To label them playful and fun is an understatement. By exploring innovative sounds and rhythms using instruments like the violin, viola caipira, cajon and electric bass, Farofa delivers an inventive instrumental approach to favorites like “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” (Tears for Fears), “Human Nature” (Michael Jackson), and “Incompatibilidade De Gênios” (João Bosco).
Having been labeled as “engaging,” “dynamic” and “captivating” by the venues they’ve headlined, and honored as the recipients of the California Presenters Spotlight Award, as well as runners-up at the Samsung E-Festival 2016, there is no denying that Farofa’s passion and dedication to performing fresh, new music continues to shine through at every show. Whether it’s a small, intimate presentation or on-stage at a world music festival, Farofa is sure to deliver a musical experience not to be missed.