Photographer's Note

"Lua de Luanda" performance at the University of Brasilia still remains. Energical live performance. Beautiful songs. Rhythmical dances along with the music. I still remember the series of energical/powerful movements with the feet. The crowd gathered for dance as band members invited for.
The band uses two Xequers (Shekeres) that provide a unique sound experience.

Beautiful place. Beautiful music. Beautiful band. Beautiful people.

Some notes on Wikipedia about Xequer:

The shekere is a percussion instrument from Africa, consisting of a dried gourd with beads woven into a net covering the gourd. The instrument is used for folkloric as well as some of the popular music.
In Brazil, it is called a xequer. It consist of a gourd (cabaa) cut in the middle and then wrapped in a net in which beads or small plastic balls are threaded. The afox is a similar, smaller instrument.

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  • Copyright: Tiago Rizzotto (Tiago) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 17] (154)
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  • Date Taken: 2008-04-12
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  • Date Submitted: 2008-07-11 8:22
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