Fragments: Modern Tradition

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All Music Guide - Stacia Proefrock
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." ...
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All Music Guide - Stacia Proefrock
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/1997
  • Label: Tzadik
  • UPC: 702397750628
  • Catalog Number: 7506
  • Sales rank: 89,980

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Naná Vasconcelos Primary Artist, 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
Allan Tucker Mastering
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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