This is an uneven release in tribute to the fundamental figure of Brazilian popular music, Jackson Do Pandeiro. Of northeastern origin, an experienced coco (a swinging style) singer, he infused tremendous life in the forrós introduced in the richer southeast by Luiz Gonzaga and gained a permanent place in music, being heavily inspirational until today. His importance seems to be recognized in initiatives like this, but they are sometimes obscured by commercial opportunism. Lenine, Fagner, Gal Costa, Chico Buarque, and Zeca Pagodinho (in the best arranged track, by Hermeto Pascoal), Geraldo Azevedo and Cascabulho, Zé Ramalho, Renata Arruda, Marinês, Dominguinhos, and Elba Ramalho pay a respectful tribute with faithful northeastern renditions or sensitive world contributions; but quite frankly, Os Paralamas Do Sucesso, O Rappa, the Funk Fuckers, and Fernanda Abreu have nothing to say in this idiom.
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