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Cyro Baptista

Primary Instrument: Percussion

Born: December 23, 1950    

Cyro Baptista

Since arriving in the U.S. in 1980 from his native country Brazil, Cyro Baptista has emerged as one of the premier percussionists in the country. Coinciding with the rise in the public’s interest of world music, Cyro has managed to record and tour with some of music’s most popular names. His mastery of Brazilian percussion and the many instruments he creates himself, have catapulted him into world renown.

With his own project, the percussion and dance ensemble known as 'Beat the Donkey' Cyro gives free reign to his imagination, mixing his tremendous musical skills, his natural humor and theatrical ways with instruments from Brazil, Middle East, Indonesia, Africa and US....
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    Caym: The Book Of Angels Vol. 17


    2011
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    Solos: The Jazz Sessions

    Tzadik
    2010
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    Infinito

    Tzadik
    2009
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    Banquet Of The Spirits

    Tzadik
    2008
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    Love the Donkey

    Tzadik
    2006
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    Love The Donkey

    Tzadik
    2005
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    Beat the Donkey Beat

    Out of My Mind Music
    2005
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Infinito

Tzadik (2009)

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”...The man the stars call when they want that otherworldly flavor in the mix…” - Time Out New York
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