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Naná Vasconcelos

perc, voc, *1944 BR, Recife
Singer / Musician / Composer / Songwriter of Jazz
A.k.a. Juvenal De Holanda Vasconcelos Prince Vasconcelos De Bois

Naná Vasconcelos (born August 2, 1944) is a Brazilian Latin jazz percussionist, vocalist and berimbau player, most notable for his works with Pat Metheny, Don Cherry, Egberto Gismonti, and Gato Barbieri.He formed a group named Codona with Don Cherry and Collin Walcott, which released three albums in 1978, 1980 and 1982.Vasconcelos was awarded the Best Percussionist Of The Year by the Down Beat Critics Poll for seven consecutive years, from 1984 to 1990.

  • Percussion
  • Vocals
  • Synthesizer
  • Jazz
  • Folk
  • World
  • Latin
Popular Tracks   
Jardim dos Deuses on Visions of Dawn by Joyce, Naná Vasconcelos & Mauricio Maestro
Banana on Visions of Dawn by Joyce, Naná Vasconcelos & Mauricio Maestro
Backé on If You Look Far Enough by Arild Andersen, Ralph Towner & Naná Vasconcelos
Garimpo on Africadeus - N.Angelo - Novelli by Naná Vasconcelos
North Brazilian Ceremonial Hymn on Organic Music Society by Don Cherry
Rainha on Flor do Caribe by Various Artists
Chegada on Visions of Dawn by Joyce, Naná Vasconcelos & Mauricio Maestro
Clareana on Visions of Dawn by Joyce, Naná Vasconcelos & Mauricio Maestro
Lillekort on Eventyr by Jan Garbarek, Naná Vasconcelos & John Abercrombie
Sou do Bem on Chegada by Naná Vasconcelos

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
The StorytellerNaná Vasconcelos2016Compil.
Café No BuleZeca Baleiro, Naná Vasconcelos, Paulo Lepetit2015Album
4 ElementosNaná Vasconcelos2013Album
Recife (Volume 16)Naná Vasconcelos2012Single
RheomusiFabiano Araújo, Arild Andersen, Naná Vasconcelos2012Album
Sinfonia & BatuquesNaná Vasconcelos2011Album
Upside DownMauricio Maestro Featuring Naná Vasconcelos And Special Guest Kay Lyra2011Album
Visions Of DawnJoyce, Naná Vasconcelos & Mauricio Maestro2009Album
TrilhasNaná Vasconcelos2006Album
Fandango Jazz Festival Rome Italy 15th July 2004Naná Vasconcelos _ Antonello Salis _ Peppe Consolmagno2005Album
ChegadaNaná Vasconcelos2005Album
Isso Vai Dar RepercussãoNaná Vasconcelos e Itamar Assumpção2004Album
Minha LôaNaná Vasconcelos2001Album
ContaminaçãoNaná Vasconcelos1999Album
Fragments - Modern TraditionNaná Vasconcelos1997Album
VibracordesJean-Marie Machado Featuring Naná Vasconcelos1995Album
ForeshadowsNaná Vasconcelos1995Album
StorytellingNaná Vasconcelos1995Album
Asian JournalBadal Roy, Mike Richmond, Naná Vasconcelos & Steve Gorn1994Album
InclassificableAndy Sheppard / Naná Vasconcelos / Steve Lodder1994Album
If You Look Far EnoughArild Andersen, Ralph Towner, Naná Vasconcelos1993Album
Jazzbühne Berlin '84Egberto Gismonti - Naná Vasconcelos1990Album
Rain DanceNaná Vasconcelos & The Bushdancers1989Album
LesterNaná Vasconcelos / Antonello Salis1988Album
Bush DanceNaná Vasconcelos1987Album
Duas VozesEgberto Gismonti / Naná Vasconcelos1985Album
Rakebra / NanatronikoNaná Vasconcelos1984Album
ZumbiNaná Vasconcelos1983Album
NtsanoMara, Naná Vasconcelos1983Album
The Brazilian Beat Of GuanabaraGuanabara Featuring Shunzo Ohno & Naná Vasconcelos1982Album
EventyrJan Garbarek, Naná Vasconcelos, John Abercrombie1981Album
SaudadesNaná Vasconcelos1980Album
KundaliniPerry Robinson - Naná Vasconcelos - Badal Roy1978Album
Nana, Nelson Angelo, NovelliNaná Vasconcelos, Nelson Angelo, Novelli1975Album
AfricadeusNaná Vasconcelos1973Album
AmazonasNaná Vasconcelos1973Album
El Increible Nana Con Agustin Pereyra LucenaNaná Vasconcelos Con Agustin Pereyra Lucena1971Album
Africadeus - N. Angelo - NovelliNaná VasconcelosCompil.
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