Naná Vasconcelos – Percussionist

The musician Naná Vasconcelos passed away earlier this month. I cannot readily put his name to any one piece of music but the many times when listening to the names and pieces of music am familiar with I would also have been listening to the percussion work of this Brazilian. I learned of his passing when I happened to visit Pat Metheny’s web site that had the announcement front and centre. I have since been listening to various tracks on YouTube to get a sense of him and I would say he is well worth seeking out to have a listen.  ..dh

 

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