Nelson da Rabeca

Nelson da Rabeca E Dona Benedita
Segredo das Árvores


01 Segredo das Árvores 1º Parte
02 Panavueiro da Rabeca
03 Eu Vou Chegando
04 Eu Aprovei no Canecão
05 Estava Num Campo de Areia
06 Forró pra Zé
07 Forró Bem Pisado (improviso)
08 Forró Maluco
09 Segredo das Árvores
10 Pra Vanessa
11 Cachaça Boa
12 Forró do Breque
13 De Nelson Rabeca Para Tião Marcolino
14 A Saudade é Companheira
15 Alegria da Rabeca
16 Baliciê
17 Pense Meu Filho no Que Você Vai Fazer
18 Acompanhado do Acordeon de Meu Amigo Tião
19 Jovelina
20 Bem-Ti-Vi
Nelson dos Santos, known as Nelson da Rabeca (Joaquim Gomes, March 12, 1929), is a fiddler, accordionist and composer in Brazil. Like his family, his principal occupation has always been agriculture, particularly the farming of sugar cane. Married Benedicta , has ten children. Without having attended school, therefore, unable to read, and from an unprecedented musical family, he learned to play fiddle alone, around the age of fifty.

Setteled in Marechal, Alagoas, along with work in agriculture, he plays violin and composes baiões, xotes, marches and forró pé de serra. He also plays accordion. He started building violins in the 1970s, reaching renowned originality and perfection in the letter that he taught himself by following a process of experimentation to get a result that would satisfy him. For his work, he researched different woods, aiming at the beauty and sound results from the instrument. His favorite wood is jackfruit which he said "besides being beautiful and it gives a good sound, never ends." 
With the refinement of his work as composer, instrumentalist and especially as a builder of violins, he became known in the community of Marechal Deodoro, but it was the search of  José Eduardo Gramani, who won recognition not only in Alagoas, but also for scholars in various parts of Brazil. Gramani, when in contact with the first fiddle of Nelson was so impressed with the means of musical expression with its rich timbre and he felt inspired to compose several themes that have become specific parts for that fiddle. These parts were recorded on a CD in 1994.
In 1998, aiming to strengthen this recognition, the "Association of Friends of Nelson's Rabeca" was founded  led by artists, intellectuals and cultural Alagoas, who see him as one of the legitimate representatives of popular culture and Alagoas who voluntarily promote the artwork. A number of musicians and researchers, certifying the quality of the instruments of Nelson, have recorded their admiration and respect to him, musicologist Wagner Campos, said about him: "Mastering all processes of your musical art, cutting wood, moving for all the specific steps of the construction of each of the instruments, to the creation and interpretation of his own compositions, his work supported Nelson in a secular wisdom, representing the culmination of ancient knowledge brought in the luggage of the colonizers, reducing distances between past and present, tradition and actuality. "

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Seu Nelson e Dona Benedita na casa sonhada


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