Ear to Ear: Cyro Baptista

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Saturday, October 20, 2007

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. He brings samples of his work to the studio and talks about his upcoming performances at the Henry Street Settlement with avant-guard composer John Zorn.

Cyro Baptista

Percussionist Cyro Baptista is front man for the one-of-a-kind theatrical music troupe Beat the Donkey, which utilizes a wild mix of percussion, tap dance, martial arts, samba, jazz, rock and funk for their shows. His collaborators on tour and in the recording studio include Yo-Yo Ma, Trey Anastasio (of Phish), ...


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