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Oct 28 2011

Mestres João Grande and João Pequeno play in 1968

Check out these two clips of Mestres João Pequeno and João Grande playing in 1968. The first is an excerpt from the movie “Dança de Guerra” directed by Jair Moura. Mestres João Grande and João Pequeno play, while Mestres Noronha and Maré sing. Posted on YouTube by Teimosia. The second clip shows Mestres João Pequeno …

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Oct 28 2011

Interview with Mestre João Grande

Interview with Poloca conducted on Wednesday, September 1, 2004, at Ponta de Areia / Itaparica. Translated by Shayna McHugh, October 2005 Source: Nzinga website Expressing in words the emotions felt in these last fifteen days of August, during Mestre João Grande’s majestic passage through the city of Salvador, can seem difficult if we choose our words …

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