Coco music, the pifano flute and Sebastian Dias
Lucy Duran travels to rural north-east Brazil in search of traditional Forro. Including music for the indigenous pifano flute and a session by politician/protester Sebastian Dias.
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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Music and featured items
Music and elections
Lucy Duran discovers music role in a Brazilian election rally.
Quilombol and coco music
Lucy arrives in Quilombol, in the Sertao dessert, home to a community of runaway slaves.
Lucy is with the Quilombola and learns about thier history and style of coco music.
Pifanos and their history
Lucy hears music played on Pifanos, a rustic flute.
Sebastiao Dias performs 'cantoria', a form of improvised poetry.
Sebastiao Dias and improvisation
Musician and politician Sebastiao Dias talks about his song and improvises.
Sebastiao Dias and social justice
Politician and musician Sebastiao Dias explains how his job to fight for social justice.