Forró is a Brazilian music and dance style. It originates from the rural communities living in the Sertão – the dry hinterlands of Northeastern Brazil. Traditional forró songs tell stories about rural life with all its hardships such as droughts, out-migration and longing for home, as well as joys such as love and folk festivals. Nowadays, forró is popular throughout Brazil and Europe, and the dance has taken influences from other couple dances. However, the cultural heritage of the Sertão is still alive in modern forró.