Vasconcelos, Nana (Juvenal de Hollanda)
- Barry Kernfeld
(Juvenal de Hollanda)
(b Recife, Brazil, Aug 2, 1945; d Recife, Brazil, March 9, 2016). Brazilian percussionist. At the age of 12 he played bongos and maracas in a band led by his father, a professional guitarist. In the mid-1960s he worked as a drummer in Rio de Janeiro, and while performing with Milton Nascimento he learned to play several indigenous instruments, including the berimbau. Later he was taken by Gato Barbieri to Argentina, the USA (1971), and Europe. In July 1972 he recorded with Rolf Kühn in Cologne. He lived for two years in Paris, where he worked with handicapped children and recorded with Baikida Carroll (June 1974). During this period he played occasionally in Sweden with Don Cherry, and in 1975 he recorded with Joachim Kühn in Ludwigsburg, Germany. From 1976 to 1977 he toured and recorded with Egberto Gismonti, then in 1978, with Cherry and Collin Walcott, he founded the trio Codona, which performed a style of jazz that incorporated characteristics of African, Asian, and South American music; when Codona disbanded in ...