Humberto Effe

Humberto Effe

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Humberto Effe is an artist who has been consistently and undeservedly ignored by critics and audiences. A creative composer, his multi-layered style can be heard in the original "Onde Há o Desejo Não Há Cruz," where he fuses rap, Northeastern embolada, African soukous, and pop songs, while the lyrics question desire and religiousness. Similar crossover experiences are found throughout the album, which has competent performances by percussionist Marcos Suzano and other good musicians always drawing a close collaboration between Brazilian and American music. The intelligent lyrics are a welcomed plus.

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