Brazil-born Israeli provides perfect soundtrack to World Cup
Percussionist Joca Perpignan collaborated with writers in Rio, but then returned to Israel to record his superb new album, 'Manso Balanço.'
Instead of pulling out the standard collection of samba hits, the people in charge of the World Cup TV broadcasts here should have played “Arrancada,” from “Manso Balanço” (meaning “smooth movement”), the new album by Joca Perpignan. It’s a terrific song with a perfect Brazilian rhythm, performed by an Israeli musician who grew up in Brazil and...
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