Naná Vasconcelos

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Naná Vasconcelos
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Background information
Born (1944-08-02)2 August 1944
Recife, Brazil
Died 9 March 2016(2016-03-09) (aged 71)
Recife, Brazil
Occupations Composer, songwriter, instrumentalist, vocalist
Instruments Percussion, berimbau, vocals
Years active 1973-2016

Naná Vasconcelos (2 August 1944 – 9 March 2016) was a Brazilian percussionist, vocalist and berimbau player. He was known for his work as a solo artist on over two dozen albums, He worked with Pat Metheny, Don Cherry, Egberto Gismonti, Gato Barbieri and Milton Nascimento. He was born in Recife, Brazil.

Vasconcelos died in Recife, Brazil from lung cancer on 9 March 2016.[1] He was aged 71.

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