Slap this album on and you will hear a music veteran having a good time. The music on "Banda Larga Cordel" is fun and quirky just like music from the tropics should be. All this despite the fact that the lyrics of the songs are quite serious. He has always included his social and political concerns in his music while keeping the beats upbeat. This explains how one of Brazil's premiere musicians can also moonlight as its Minister of Culture.