Forca

Album: Folklore (2003)
Charted: 40
  • Furtado (from a press release to promote the album): "When I was touring in Portugal, people would frequently say goodbye to me by saying 'Forca,' which is Portuguese slang. It translates as 'Keep going,' or 'Kick ass.' It's also associated with sports, especially football (soccer). I put a feminine twist on the idea of how you feel when you're watching your favorite team. When you tie that into nationality, it becomes pretty intense. So this is a happy song, a burst of energy. Plus, we have Bela Fleck playing on the song (banjo). His contribution here is amazing."

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