Baptista, Cyro / Love The Donkey
Album: Love The Donkey   Collection:World
Artist:Baptista, Cyro   Added:Oct 2006
Label:Tzadik Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-10-22 Pull Date: 2006-12-24 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Dec 24 Dec 17 Dec 10 Dec 3 Nov 26 Nov 19 Nov 12 Nov 5
Airplays: 2 2 1 4 4 1 2 5

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 01, 2019: Global Ginga
Rio De Jamaica
4. May 29, 2008: The Courtesy Flush
Olivia - Step On The Roach
2. Feb 25, 2015: 2-15-2015
Forró For All, Rio De Jamaica
5. May 28, 2008: Baptism of Solitude
American Constitution
3. Dec 31, 2014: 12-31-2014
Frevo De Rua, Immigrant Song
6. Dec 20, 2006: Eran Mukamel f. Pung, chizzyti, Bunky & Squink (written word)

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2006-10-16
Baptista, Cyro – Love the Donkey (Tzadik)
Reviewed by Sadie O., 10/16/06
Eclectic energetic percussion-driven music headed by brazilian-born percussion maestro. Most of it’s got a great syncopated beat, even if the beat doesn’t sit still long, but there are also elements of jazz and some definitely experimental sounds. Check this out!
No FCCs. I know the world doesn’t REALLY need another cover of Immigrant Song, but track 10 really is the wildest…
1. **starts with a few seconds of muted bull roarers, then upbeat midtempo Carneval-parade type percussion. Several time changes, odd megaphone vocals.
2. ***interesting beaten-string instrument, somewhat uptempo and very energetic with lots of instrumentation and chorus.
3. ***Somewhat uptempo, energetic. Male vocals, mostly repetitive. Funky beat, nice horn section. Switches to midtempo reggae bubble exactly halfway through, keeps big Brazilian percussion and jazzy horns.
4. **Uptempo and upbeat. Male yelling and lots of percussion, a bit of goofy speeded up vocals. Jazzy horn solo. Switches to chaos for last several seconds.
5. ***Jazzy bass intro, lots of hand percussion (literally) – way cool, daddy-o!
6. ***Hendrixish guitar and drumline drums, then uptempo instrumental party romp.
7. **Kiddie squeals and blown bottlenecks. Wacky! Whoops and other odd instruments added in later.
8. **Flutes and big drums, some yelling. Another odd but cool track!
9. ****Buzzing noises, bells, cuicas – absolutely gonzo! Oh, there’s a digeridoo – makes sense! Lots of time signature changes.
10. *****Accordion-based café lament – YIKES! IMMIGRANT SONG! IT REALLY IS!!! HA HA HA HA HA!!!
11. *Coloratura violin for almost a minute and a half, then a folksy dance with not much bottom end. Bit of almost rap, and female spoken word in Brazilian. Nothing stays simple with these guys…
12. ***rubber band and shimmy koko bop, a bit uptempo and bit funky cool. Electric guitar and horns go well with rubber bands, somehow. Ah, nice cuica chorus…
13. **cacophony of odd spoken word, thrumming and tap dancing.
14. *Handclaps and hand drums and spoken percussion

Track Listing
1. American Constitution   8. Caboclinho
2. Anarriê   9. Matan
3. Rio De Jamaica   10. Immigrant Song
4. Forró For All   11. Maria Teresa
5. Tap On The Cajon   12. Olivia - Step On The Roach
6. Frevo De Rua   13. Movie Screen
7. Bottles   14. Pandeirada