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Airto Moreira is one of the finest percussionists working today. His career is full of amazing collaborations including stints with Miles Davis, Weather Report, Return to Forever and his work with his talented wife, singer Flora Purim. Here, he tells us the story when his family discovered his nascent talent…

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