Orquestra De Tambores De Alagoas
Orquestra De Tambores (OT) was created in November 2004, as a union of experienced percussionists, and students from the percussion and instrument manufacturing workshop, taught by Santos. Indeed, all the instruments used in the performances, are created by the group members themselves. Besides cultural resuscitation and alongside their rhythmic research and all round musicality, the group aims to promote the process of percussion techniques, as well as the heritage art of building instruments by hand. Thought out as part of the 2008 BNB Cultural Program and with support from the Cultural Secretary of the State of Alagoas, the album ‘Bantus E Caetes’ took 10 months to complete, from initial planning to repertoire selection, from recording to editing, mixing and finally to pressing. The 14 finished tracks are the result of mountains of research and a unique fusion of Afro and Alagoano sounds garnished in the 4 year history of OT. One track is also blessed with the more than special presence of the outstanding percussionist Nana Vasconcelos.