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Naná Vasconcelos
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Background information
Born2 August 1944(1944-08-02)
Recife, Brazil
Died9 March 2016(2016-03-09) (aged 71)
Recife, Brazil
Occupation(s)Composer, songwriter, instrumentalist, vocalist
InstrumentsPercussion, berimbau, vocals
Years active1973-2016

Naná Vasconcelos (2 August 1944 – 9 March 2016) was a Brazilian percussionist, vocalist and berimbau player. He was known for his work as a solo artist on over two dozen albums, He worked with Pat Metheny, Don Cherry, Egberto Gismonti, Gato Barbieri and Milton Nascimento. He was born in Recife, Brazil.

Vasconcelos died in Recife, Brazil from lung cancer on 9 March 2016.[1] He was aged 71.