Probably the rarest brasilian record I have ever found, this 10' Holy Grail released in 1957 on Todamerica but recorded in 1949 in Bahia by the Orquestra Afro-Brasileira led by Abigail Cecílio de Moura is a true historical document about the emergence of modern Afro-Brasilian music movement. Mixing ritual chants and traditional percussions from the African heritage, with element of the contemporary music : saxophone, trumpet and trombones are the only "european" instruments used on these recordings), this avant-garde record strongly influenced the most famous brasilian composers. Record is strong VG + with a few hairlines, plays with background noises but no click or skip no big deep marks, very very clean for a 61 years old album ! Cover is also very very clean, no split, no ringwear, just light edge wear. Extremely rare in this condition. Serious offers only.