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Timbalisimo features much of the same style of timbau-based Brazilian music Timbalada had become internationally known for by the time of this album's release in 2001. The album features a large cast of musicians in addition to a few vocalists, most notably Ninha Brito, who sings on quite a few songs here. The album's inner booklet features lots of great photos -- live performances, the instruments, and the elaborately painted musicians -- that help communicate what the Timbalada experience is all about.

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