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Cyro Baptista Remembers Naná Vasconcelos

8.2.44 – 3.9.16

Naná Vasconcelos (photo courtesy of Antilles Records)
Naná Vasconcelos (photo courtesy of Antilles Records)

In 1972 I was living in Amsterdam, and a friend arrived from Paris, telling me that the city was covered with posters of Naná’s face. Who was Naná?

Around that time, I was being seduced by Milton Nascimento’s albums, and intrigued by the unusual and mysterious sounds behind his voice. Who or what was that? Naná?

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