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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 24Dec 17Dec 10Dec 3Nov 26Nov 19Nov 12Nov 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