Brazilian Musician Nana Vasconcelos Passed Away

Renowned Brazil musician Nana Vasconcelos has passed away in the northeastern Brazilian city of Recife. He was suffering from lung cancer. He was 71. He was 8 time Grammy Award winning Brazilian percussionist known for his wide instrumental range and major role in free spirited jazz and world music of the 1970s and 1980s.

He was a master of the single string percussion instrument known in Portuguese as the berimbao and worked over the decades with well known musicians such as Milton Nascimento. The American jazz magazine DownBeat named Vasconcelos percussionist of the year for seven consecutive year from 1983 to 1990.

He started learning music with his musician father and by the time he was 12 he was playing a drum kit, performing at bars with local groups. Nana rose to national prominence after he moved to Rio de Janeiro in the 1960s and started playing with Nascimento.

Extra Info : 
Brazil President : Dilma Rousseff
Capital : Brasília
Currency : Brazilian real

So lets discuss some questions related to this post which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. Name the musician who has passed away recently in Brazil ?
2. Renowned musician Nana Vasconcelos was from which country ?
3. How many times Mr. Vasconcelos had won the Grammy Award ?

Courtesy : ABC News

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