Camarao - The Imaginary Soundtrack to a Brazilian Western Movie 1964 - 1974 - Drift Records

Camarao - The Imaginary Soundtrack to a Brazilian Western Movie 1964 - 1974

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  • RIGHT UP OUR STREET, THIS... The Imaginary Soundtrack to a Brazilian Western Movie.

One of the greatest accordionists in Northeast Brazil, Reginaldo Alves Ferreira, better known as Camarao (Shrimp) or Maestro Camarao, was born in Fazenda Velha, Brejo da Madre de Deus, Pernambuco, on 23 June 1940. He learned to play accordion by watching the movements of his father, the accordionist Antonio Neto, who took him to parties where he played. After that, according to him, he perfected his skills by listening to Luiz Gonzaga and studying the method of Mario Mascarenhas. He played at the region’s fairs, raffles and patron festivals. He developed his artistic career in the city of Caruaru. The title of ‘Maestro’is not from his education, but rather given to him by broadcasters. At the age of 18, he met Luiz Gonzaga, whom he considers his master despite not forgetting his father’s teachings. He was a great friend and partner of the ‘rei do baiao’(‘King of Bai o’- Luiz Gonzaga’s nickname), with whom he participated in 28 recordings.

+ Deluxe CD package (ltd to 1000 copies, worldwide) with 28-page booklet that includes liner notes & pictures.

+ Deluxe gatefold LP (180g) with12-page LP size booklet.

*German Record Critics’ Prize 2011 Winner - “Angola Soundtrack: The Unique Sound of Luanda 1968-1976”
“Bambara Mystic Soul” - 2011 Nominee - Compilation of the Year
*Gilles Peterson Worldwide Award 2011 Nominee - Label of the Year
*Red Dot Designer Award 2008 Winner - “African Scream Contest
*European Design “Silver” Award 2010 Winner - “Legends of Benin”

1. Retrato De Um Forro
2. A Casa De Anita
3. Rio Antigo
4. Sereia Do Mar 02:53
5. Xeêm 01:42
6. Quem Vem Lá
7. Forrozinho Moderno
8. Vocé Passa, Eu Acho Graça
9. Xaxando Com Garibaldi
10. Não Interessa Não 01:58
11. Os Camarões 02:24
12. Se Quiser Valer
13. Camarão No Oriente
14. De Serra Em Serra
15. A Cigana Ihe Enganou
16. Fim De Festa

Artist: Camarao
Label: Analog Africa
Catalogue: AACD085
Barcode: 4260126061231
Format: CD & LP
Release Date: 23rd February 2018
                               

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