Juvenal de Holanda Vasconcelos, or Naná Vasconcelos, was born in Recife in 1944. Even after two decades playing all around the world, he lived in Paris and New York, the influences of his homeland are present in everything that he does. He was for eight consecutive times acclaimed as the best drummer in the world by the U.S. magazine Down Beat. Gifted with an intense curiosity, ranging from the classical music of the Brazilian Villa-Lobos to the rocker Jimi Hendrix, Naná learned how to play almost all percussion instruments, although in the 60’s he had specialized himself in the berimbau. Nana's work has always demonstrated the wideness of his talent, and in the 80’s he recorded the album "Saudade”, a concert for berimbau and orchestra. After that, he presented the albums "Bush Dance" and "Rain Dance", his experiments with electronic instruments.
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