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Apanhador Só: Musical Magic With A Trunkload Of Toys

One of the most musical countries on the planet, Brazil is awash in folk-music traditions, as well as a rich history in jazz and bossa nova. It seems as if Brazilian musicians can make beautiful sounds with everything and anything they touch.

The band Apanhador Só demonstrates that point, and then some: In this video, shot during SXSW in Austin this past spring, its members coax rhythms and beats from a trunkload of found items, including a children's bicycle and other playthings. The resulting performance of "Prédio" is the stuff of hip-swaying joy.

Set List

  • "Prédio"

Credits

Producers: Felix Contreras, Mito Habe-Evans; Audio Engineer: Kevin Wait; Director: Morgan Walker; Videographers: Katie Hayes Luke, Morgan Walker, A.J. Wilhelm; Assistant Editor: Carlos Waters; Special Thanks: Backstage Design Studios; Executive Producer: Anya Grundmann

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