Teo Lima

Batacoto

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From the heart of Brazil comes this all-star group led by percussionist Teo Lima. A selection of instrumental and vocal music radiates with the diverse rhythms of the Brazilian people. Appearances by Dionne Warwick, Ivan Lins, Gilberto Gil, Sivuca, Ernie Watts and violinist Jerry Goodman help to showcase the various styles, such as samba, jongo, maracatu, ciranda and two songs of African rhythmic origins. Notes about the various songs and dances are found in the liner notes. Passionate, mellow and pleasantly varied, the eight-member group carries Batacoto through 14 tracks, anchored by Lima who is one of the best Brazilian percussionists.