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Orquestra Popular De Camara by Orquestra Popular De Camara

Formed in 1998 to coincide with an active touring schedule, this Brazilian tentet does indeed, mesh familiar territory with a contemporary slant. On this irrefutably attractive outing, the artists’ use indigenous South American flutes and percussion instruments with horns, accordion, piano, and other tools of the trade. The overall program features a hodgepodge of wistful melodies, enhanced by the angelic vocals of Monica Salmaso. They fuse folk, traditional Brazilian fare, jazz, and even a piano/violincello chamber groove during the harmonious and multifaceted piece titled "Suite Para Polar Cama." It’s a polytonal extravaganza, teeming with mood-evoking sentiment and blustery motifs, all constructed upon a layered approach. Through it all, an overriding sense of newness prevails. It’s comprehensive in scope yet easily attainable: An album that signifies a new wave within Brazilian music circles, or perhaps world music in general for that matter. In addition, special guest artist and renowned percussionist, Nana Vasconcelos sits in with the band for the entire set. (Recommended.... )

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Orquestra Popular De Camara
  • CD Title: Orquestra Popular De Camara
  • Genre: Brazilian Jazz / Brazilian Pop Jazz
  • Year Released: 2004
  • Record Label: Adventure Music
  • Rating: Four Stars
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