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Amazing: Lenine and Selma do Coco

February 25, 2013 No Comment

Unlike forró, xaxado and baião, coco is a lessen known rhythm born in the Northeast of Brazil. During popular festivals, dancers, organized in a circle, follow the sounds of four instruments, ganzá (rattle), surdo (a type of drum), pandeiro (tambourine) and triângulo (triangle) plus wooden clogs and clapping hands.

Here, two artists from the state of Pernambuco, Grammy awarded singer/songwriter Lenine and folk singer Selma do Coco interpret a potpourri of cocos by Jackson do Pandeiro, composer that was one of the main responsible for the promotional of traditional rhythms of the Northeast of the country. The great, septuagenarian Selma do Coco, almost ignored by Brazilian mainstream media, has already performed at the Lincoln Center, in New York, and the New Orleans Jazz Festival.


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