Taquaras, Tambores e Violas [Brazilian Roots Instruments]

Hey, Brazil…
Here, music is king, my friend!
And in order for it to sound, it is not easy. To cave the wood, weld the iron, scratch the leather, drill the taboca, sand the wood, pass the string, braid the wires… Each material has its way, its mysteries and its wisdom.

In Taquaras, Tambores e Violas [Flutes, Drums and Guitars], you will get to know some of the music instruments of the popular Brazilian culture, their accents, rhythms and histories. And I am not the one telling it. The artisans, masters, musicians and brincantes, guardians of such a rich and unknown tradition, will.
Come see!

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Cartas para Angola [Letters to Angola]

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