Fragments: Modern Tradition

Fragments: Modern Tradition

by Naná Vasconcelos
     
 

Fragments: Modern Tradition is a collection of compositions written by Nana Vasconcelos for six films. The music is appropriately atmospheric, and takes on a myriad of ethnic influences from around the world. Indeed, the first track "Vento Chamando Vento" sounds amazingly similar to fellow multi-ethnicists …  See more details below

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Fragments: Modern Tradition is a collection of compositions written by Nana Vasconcelos for six films. The music is appropriately atmospheric, and takes on a myriad of ethnic influences from around the world. Indeed, the first track "Vento Chamando Vento" sounds amazingly similar to fellow multi-ethnicists Dead Can Dance. Vasconcelos utilizes a variety of percussion instruments -- cowbells, shakers and drums -- to achieve the sounds of open landscapes. The album is not all space and wind, however. A fine backing band helps Vasconcelos create a number of musical textures, including the incredibly peppy "Forró Para Antero" and the poly-rhythmic "Let's Go to the Jungle." While this album does not shine with the brilliance of other work like Saudades and Bush Dance, it is a worthwhile addition to Vasconcelos' catalog.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/19/1997
Label:
Tzadik
UPC:
0702397750628
catalogNumber:
7506
Rank:
72465

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Naná Vasconcelos   Primary Artist,Percussion,Vocals
Cyro Baptista   Pandeiro
Egberto Gismonti   Strings
Romero Lubambo   Guitar
Pamela Driggs   Vocals
Cininho   Accordion
Jim Cruz   Flute
Rogerio   Bass
Cidinho   Accordion

Technical Credits

Naná Vasconcelos   Contributor
Cyro Baptista   Contributor
Egberto Gismonti   Contributor
Romero Lubambo   Contributor
John Zorn   Executive Producer
Kimsu Theiler   Artwork
Prince Vasconcelos du Bois   Producer
Jorge Araujo   Still Pictures
Pamela Driggs   Contributor
Eleonora Alberto   Portrait Photography
Sidinho Moreira   Contributor

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