Cantoria 1

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In January, 1984, Elomar and other important proponents of the Northeastern culture (Xangai, Geraldo Azevedo and Vital Farias) performed at Teatro Castro Alves, Salvador, for a full house. The enthusiastically acclaimed show made it to the heading news and brought fame and recognition to their music, less-known even to non-Northeastern Brazilians. Differently from the expected Northeastern music, which is heavily rhythmic and richly percussive, the four musicians play their violões with no other support, revealing a delicate face of their music, haunting and mysterious in its medieval modalism, humorous in its folkloric lyrics.

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