Bara o Bebe / Bara Jabota


Instrumental interpretations of traditional songs for Exú from the Candomblê tradition in Brazil. Approximate lyrics for two songs are below, although there are no vocals on the track and the words are not sung.


Bara o bebe
Chiriri lona
Exu chiriri
Bara jabota
Bara unlo
Bara jabota
Bara ile

Carl Dixon: percussion / Derek Wright: oud
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Multi-instrumentalist: oud, saz, Brazilian percussion (maracatú, other rhythms from Pernambuco, various forms of samba), body music, bass, Middle Eastern percussion, and more. 10 years studying North Indian classical music on the oud and voice interwoven with 15 years studying Brazilian music and dance (including 5 trips to Brazil for a total of 1 year of training) have given Derek a unique approach to music, rhythm, dance accompaniment, improvisation, movement, teaching, and life.

Derek is available for performances, dance collaborations, recording sessions, teaching, licensing, live accompaniment (films, plays, classes, etc), acting, and many other creative possibilities. He is also a certified practitioner and instructor of BREEMA (a bodywork method bringing body and mind together in harmony) and incorporates embodied mindfulness into his teaching and playing.