His sound — a thick voice brightened by poppy brass — has been compared to Sly and the Family Stone, Wilson Pickett, even James Brown. Rolling Stone called him the greatest voice in the history of Brazilian music. Link
In this small town of Nazaré da Mata, located outside the northeastern Brazilian capital of Recife, a spectacular event occurs each Carnaval — though virtually no tourists see it. It’s perhaps the most off-the-beaten-path Carnaval around.