This Endangered Music Project album was recorded in the early 1940s by Luiz Heitor Corrêa de Azevedo. A professor of music and composer from Rio de Janeiro, Corrêa de Azevedo traveled in northern and central Brazil with recording equipment loaned to him by the Library of Congress. The songs on this collection, performed on shaker, wooden box, claps, strings, bell, friction drum, guitar and other instruments, document the roots of the Brazilian music that would later enter the mainstream of world popular music. The album was produced by Mickey Hart and Alan Jabbour and includes liner notes by ethnomusicologist Morton Marks. L.H. Correa de Azevedo: Music of Ceara and Minas Gerais was issued in 1997 as part of the Endangered Music Project, a series curated by Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart featuring material from the Library of Congress' American Folklife Center. The series is now part of the Mickey Hart Collection made available by Smithsonian Folkways.
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