The brazilian born percussionist Dudu Tucci has fulfilled a dream with his 7th CD.
The UMBANDA songs have played a major role in his spiritual and his musical education
in São Paulo. Dudu Tucci already sang these songs at the age of 11, and they have taught him a lot
about life and death, about rhythms, faith, love and respect.
UMBANDA is a brasilian religion, a mixture of indian and african shamanism.
A religion which worships the forefathers and which is deeply combined with the natural elements; the forest, the beach, waterfalls,
rivers, oceans and the desert.
he word UMBANDA comes from Sanskrit and literally means 'The limit of the unlimited'. In the umbanda religion AMACY
is a liquid made with sacred herbs which is poured over the head of the iniciated at the baptism.
The rhythms of UMBANDA have many roots: Candombé de Angola, Catimbó, Baião and Samba, whheras the melodies
reflect a Portugese descent.
The UMBANDA songs and religion are still very important in Brazil today, at all levels of society. Especially for the
individual who is on its path to the source of life.