|1. Dry Sands Of The Desert||Year of Recording: 1983|
|2. Ice Of The North||Record Label: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings|
|3. Reunion l/Reunion ll/Reunion lll||Producers: Mickey Hart and Aito Moreira|
|4. Saudacao Popular||Engineers: Keith O. Johnson and Tom Flye|
|5. Psychopomp||Design: Alton Kelly|
|6. Subterranean Caves of Kronos||Photography: John Werner, Tony Plewik|
|7. The Gates Of Dafos||Package Design J.E.Tully|
|8. Passage||Series Ethnomusicology Consultant: Fredric Lieberman, Ph.D.|
Däfos is a musical ethnography of an imaginary country created by Mickey Hart and Airto Moreira. The album was recorded live in San Francisco as a celebration of percussion music with the help of Jose Lorenzo and his Brazilian percussion group Batucaje. Originally released in 1983 and later reissued as part of “THE WORLD” series, the album was produced without the use of overdubs. The songs lead listeners on a journey across desserts and icecaps, through the fictional geography and mythology of Däfos, and features traditional Brazilian, Indonesian and African instruments, woodwinds and electric bass guitar.
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