Naná Vasconcelos :
On the other hand, I was also listening to Jimi Hendrix. So this whole thing had a progression. But the berimbau was largely responsible for that, because when I started to play berimbau differently from the capoeira, the idea came into my mind that instruments have no limitations. Berimbau is not necessarily made just to play capoeira. Berimbau is just an instrument that you can play. And that kind of idea came very strongly, and I started thinking, "I can do that with all the instruments." This idea came from Jimi Hendrix; instruments have no limitations, and I started to treat music in that way.
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Naná Vasconcelos est l'un des plus brillants percussionnistes de la seconde moitié du XXème siècle. Son CV est éloquent : Gato Barbieri, Pat Metheny, Chico Freeman, Chaka Khan, Talking Heads, Paul Simon, Jan Garbarek, Leon Thomas, Jack DeJohnette, Oliver Nelson, Andy Summers, Trilok Gurtu, Carly Simon, Woody Shaw, B. B. King, Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Sanborn, Jim Pepper, Gipsy Kings, Don Cherry, Egberto Gismonti...