Coco music, the pifano flute and Sebastian Dias

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Lucy Duran travels to rural north-east Brazil in search of traditional Forro, a style of country music much-loved there but little-known outside. She reaches the Sertao - Brazil's vast, hot and, in parts, lawless semi-desert. She meets a community of former slaves who settled in this remote part of the country to escape their Portuguese masters.

Including music for the indigenous pifano flute and a session by local politician-cum-protest singer Sebastian Dias.

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Sat 6 Feb 2010 15:00

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