Flávia Nascimento began her performing career as an actress and singer touring Brazil in musical theatre productions. Then she met a Quebec volunteer travelling with Cirque du Soleil’s show Cirque to Monde, and moved to Quebec City in 2001. That city has been her base ever since as she traveled throughout Canada for concert performances, block parties, street festivals like the Brazilian festival Uma and benefit shows. She's also been busy leading the bands Péna Rua, Forrossanova and her ‘Smallest Big Band.’
Flávia's favourite style of music, forró, originated in Northeastern Brazil. It's roots are in various folk dance styles and beats, and it enjoys widespread popularity all over Brazil.