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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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”...The man the stars call when they want that otherworldly flavor in the mix…” - Time Out New York
  • Caym: The Book Of Angels Vol. 17


    2011
    BUY
  • Solos: The Jazz Sessions

    Tzadik
    2010
    BUY
  • Infinito

    Tzadik
    2009
    BUY
  • Banquet Of The Spirits

    Tzadik
    2008
    BUY
  • Love the Donkey

    Tzadik
    2006
    BUY
  • Love The Donkey

    Tzadik
    2005
    BUY
  • Beat the Donkey Beat

    Out of My Mind Music
    2005
    BUY
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