Africadeus: Limited Edition Red Transparent Vinyl LPALT024LTD
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Release Date: 5th May
Spiritual Brazilian avant-garde jazz from a percussionist who has shared the stage with Milton Nascimento, Gato Barbieri or Som Imaginario but on his solo work he comes out of the shadows with a record where the rhythms, textures and vibrations skitter around the room and roam around your head. It's a unique record adding a depth and organic sonic ambience to the space your turntable is spinning.
Spiritual, intimate and revolutionary, yet firmly rooted in Brazil's folklore. Africadeus was the breakthrough album of the mighty Naná Vasconcelos, in which he discovered the berimbau to the world and took the instrument to a universal level, abstracting it from its original context of capoeira. Having played in the shadows for other artists such as Milton Nascimento, Gato Barbieri or Som Imaginario, Naná is here finally in the spotlight.
Recorded in 1973 in France for Pierre Barouh's Saravah label, this is the album that definitely imprinted Naná's name in the international scene, on his track to becoming one of the best percussionists of all times.
Immensely proud to offer a quality reissue of both his early 70s albums for the French label Saravah.
Africadeus comes in its original gatefold cover, and is available in standard black vinyl and a limited edition of 200 copies on red transparent vinyl.