A Brazilian guitar virtuoso, Celso Machado plays a globe-traversing selection of instruments on Capivara. The Arabic nay, Italian tamburello, Moroccan guembri and African kora, as in Griot De Coração, are just a few elements in his eclectic sound mosaic. Perhaps most enjoyable is a smooth early-60s-Parisian-cool-sounding vocal number, Espelho, which harks back to his years in France, where his compositions are taught in conservatories; it stands apart from the more standard Brazilian percussive rhythms on most of the disc. Machado can make music from anything put into his hands. The haunting soundscape Caminhando Na Beira-Mar uses driftwood, seashells and rattling seal bones found near his adopted home of Gibson, BC.