Beat the Donkey

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Beat the Donkey
Studio album by Cyro Baptista
Released October 22, 2002
Recorded 2002
Genre World music
Length 47:54
Label Tzadik
7608
Producer Cyro Baptista & Eleonora Alberto
Cyro Baptista chronology
Supergenerous
(2000)
Beat the Donkey
(2002)
Love the Donkey
(2005)

Beat the Donkey is an album by percussionist Cyro Baptista, which marked the debut of his rotating percussion and dance ensemble that would become known as Beat the Donkey, which was released on the Tzadik label in 2008.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

Michael G. Nastos of Allmusic said "There is no real core band, but rather a Gypsy circus loose association with Baptista clearly the madcap ringleader. Brazilian music can be the center of Beat the Donkey, but also Balkan sounds, nomadic music, rock and funk, and a festive attitude that surely appeals to summertime outdoor merrymaking".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Cyro Baptista except as indicated

  1. "Caranguejo Estrela Brilhante" (Cyro Baptista, Erasto Vasconcelos) - 4:44
  2. "Sapo and the Prince" - 2:29
  3. "Cyrandeiro" - 4:23
  4. "Sweet Cuica" - 2:15
  5. "O Canto da Ema" - 3:46
  6. "Parar de Fumar" - 4:19
  7. "Rio de Jakarta" - 5:08
  8. "Tapping the Stars" - 2:49
  9. "Anastacia" - 2:38
  10. "Mr. Bugaloo" - 3:23
  11. "Ama" - 3:27
  12. "Funk I" [video] - 8:33

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tzadik Catalogue: Beat the Donkey accessed January 30, 2014
  2. ^ a b Nastos, M. G. Allmusic Review, accessed January 31, 2014