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  • About XX

    Xiado da Xinela is the result of a dream shared by two friends that have incredibly similar values, tastes, needs and wants and a huge desire to share it with the world. 

    All great ideas result from a problem. Ours was the lack of clothing options in the forró world that would take our dance to a whole different dimension. 

    Because we work directly with dancers, we know this is a common struggle, so we are committed to do something about it and we will do it with love, the only way to make things matter.

    Our mission is to change the forró fashion and turn it into colours, shapes, patterns and textures that we all relate to. 

    Now the question that everyone is asking, why "Xiado da Xinela"?

    First and foremost let’s learn how to say it. Say “shhhh…” as if you’re asking for silence. “Sh…iado da Sh…inela”. There you go!

    Now, we’re not asking for silence here. On the contrary, these two Xs combined make up for the female chromosome that holds the whole spirit of this brand, that gives voice to so many female dancers.

    In Portuguese, Chiado da Chinela means the sound that shoes make when in contact with forró parties dance floors.

    We invite you to listen to the song “O chineleiro”, which says:

     o chiado, do chinelo, chinelando chineleiro com o chinelo só no chão a chinelar chineleiro – Trio Nordestino

    Rita Morais

    Rita Morais

    I'm a UX designer, solution designer full time. I work in a very big corporate world and teach forró on the side. I started dancing when I was 16, tried a little bit of everything, but stayed around in the european folk community for almost 10 years until I found forró. Or let's say, forró found me. 

    Camila Alves

    Camila Alves

    A dancer since I can remember, it was finally at 17 that I found out about forró and its whole world. I soon started teaching and haven’t stopped since then, travelling the world and meeting wonderful people along the way.

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