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Mestre Marcal

Nilton Delfino Marçal, the Mestre Marçal, introducer from the kettledrum in samba universities (in the Império Serrano), commanded for 22 years the bateria (drum section) from the Portela samba college and in addition participated in lots of recordings by best MPB and samba performers. His first documenting like a program percussionist is at 1953, playing the tamborim within the Unidos da Capela samba “Abre Alas,” documented by Jorge Goulart for Continental. But actually before that, Marçal had been a member from the tempo section at Rádio Nacional, as well as such performers as Heitor dos Prazeres, João da Baiana, and Bide. The child of fundamental sambista Armando Marçal (Bide’s partner), Mestre Marçal’s little but expressive discography began rather past due in his existence in 1979. His 1st recording, praised by specific critics like a masterpiece from the samba genre, is definitely focused on the compositions of his dad. Marçal himself was paid tribute from the illustrious chorists who show up on this recording, most of them performers on whose albums Marçal experienced participated like a percussionist: Clara Nunes, Chico Buarque, Cristina Buarque, Ivone Lara, Élton Medeiros, Gisa Nogueira, Gonzaguinha, João Nogueira, Martinho da Vila, Milton Nascimento, Miúcha, Conjunto Nosso Samba, Paulinho da Viola, Paulo César Pinheiro, and Roberto Ribeiro.

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