Born: February    Primary Instrument: Drums


The drummer, composer and arranger Realcino Lima Filho, Nenê, was born in Porto Alegre. The self-taught musician is known as one of the best Brazilian drummers, ever.

Nenê joined some of the most important Brazilian jazz groups (Egberto Gismonti, Hermeto Pascoal, Steve Lacy Quartet, The Jazz Band of Denmark, Stan Getz, Paulo Moura, Quarteto Novo, Trio a Pampa, Pau Brasil, etc.) and played with their side in Jazz Festivals, jazz clubs and theaters, in Brazil and all over the world. He also joined the bands of the famous singers, such as: Milton Nascimento, Elis Regina, Gal Costa, Maria Bethânia, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Claude Nougaro (French singer and composer) Dick Farney and Ângela Maria, among others....
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As a Leader

Record Label: Media Sept
Year Released: 1983

Ponto dos Músicos
Record Label: DAM
Year Released: 1984

Record Label: Continental
Year Released: 1985

Suite Curral D'El Rey
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Year Released: 1997

Trio a Pampa
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Year Released: 1997

Porto dos Casais
Record Label: Núcleo Contemporâneo
Year Released: 1998

Caminho Novo
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Year Released: 1992

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Year Released: 2005

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Year Released: 2006 BR>
Record Label: Boranda
Year Released: 2009

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São Paulo, SP

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

Clinic/Workshop Information:
Specialist in Brazilian Rhythms. Most recent book released: Brazilian Drums in the 21st Century - Brazilian Rhythms. 2009. São Paulo - Brazil. More information:

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