Various Artists

Batucada Brazileira [Parrot]

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Rio carnival aside, Brazil is full of African-derived percussion. Batucada descends directly from the social dances permitted slaves once a week; batucada is a dynamite percussion music. This release focuses on batucadas for drums leavened by the whistles beloved also of African drum choirs, passages of fine cavaquinho (a small guitar) and manic, squeaky-squeak cuica friction drum. Maddeningly generic packaging, but this really is the best Brazilian percussion release I've met these many years, with technical quality as sparkling as the drumming.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
4:21
2
2:52
3
4:12
4
3:00
5
4:19
6
4:05
7
4:10
8
2:29
9
2:51
10
2:47
11
7:35
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