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Recorded on Feb 21 and 22, 2016 by Tyler Wood in the home of Mércia Lira and Bruno Lumba in Arcoverde, Brazil.
Mixed by Tyler Wood at Sauce Farm Studio, Catskill, NY.
Mastered by Josh Bonati in Brooklyn, NY.
Produced by Hatim Belyamani
Our deepest gratitude to
• Dan Sharp for introducing us to the band
• Rose Mary Gomes de Souza, Mércia Lira, and Bruno Lumba for generously hosting us
• Adiel Luna for assisting us along this journey
• and finally of course to Coco Trupé for receiving us so warmly and joyfully and for their beautiful music.
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We've meticulously prepared a collection of remix-friendly audio (loops and one-shots) from the above album and are making them available as free downloads with a Creative Commons BY NC SA license, which allows you to remix and share them solely for non-commercial purposes, as long as you always give credit and provide a link to this very same license.
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We've meticulously prepared a collection of remix-friendly video from the above album and are making them available as free downloads with a Creative Commons BY NC SA license, which allows you to remix and share them solely for non-commercial purposes, as long as you always give credit and provide a link to this very same license.
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About The Band
Left to Right
Maria Gomes (BGV)
Cicero Araujo (triangle, BGV)
Weligton Barros (surdo, BGV)
Eudes Diego (ganzá, tamancos, BGV)
Rosa Gomes (BGV)
Bruno Cesar (tamancos, BGV)
Cicero Gomes (lead vocals)
Diogo Vinicius Gomes (tamancos, BGV)
Luziano (pandeiro, BGV)
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Fagner Gomes (ganza, tamancos, BGV)
Bruna Steffany Lima (ganzá, tamancos, BGV)
On May 2nd, 2009, a group was created in the neighbourhood of São Miguel to care for the enjoyment of its people, and it was called Samba de Coco Trupé de Arcoverde. Formed and led by Master Ciço Gomes, who has himself been singing samba de coco since he was 15 years old in an ancient group led by the late Master Ivo Lopes, the group was initially called Olhos d’Água dos Bredos - the ancient name by which the town of Arcoverde was known - and then Coco dos Mestres (because of the participation of Biu Neguinho, known as the creator of the rhythm’s current form in Arcoverde). These names lasted for very little time, as the syncopated, embracing rhythm created by the handcrafted wooden clogs - called trupé - became the signature of the group, informing its ultimate name. Samba de coco traces some of its roots to Brazil's African ancestors, as well as the embolada - the faceoff between two singers where each improvises verses in a very strict traditional musical metric.