Archive for March 21st, 2013

John Dukich – Down in Brazil

It’s unthinkable that a person could experience Brazil and not get caught up in the wonder and variety of the South American nation’s culture, particularly its music. John Dukich, like many before him, got caught up – so much so that he’s created Down in Brazil (2012), co-produced with keyboardist Bob Baldwin and Brazilian percussionist Café De Silva.

Dukich made that musical venture 10 years after a weeklong vacation visit to his wife’s native land turned into a four-month stay. Dukich decided to share his love of the country’s people, culture and natural beauty.

The title song, penned by Michael Franks, sets the mood. Tranquil and engaging, it features Dukich’s down-home vocal and some George Duke-like keyboard work by Nick Rolfe. Dave Stryker adds acoustic guitar.

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