Paulinho da Costa (Portuguese pronunciation: [pawˈliɲu da ˈkɔʃtɐ], born Paulo Roberto da Costa on May 31, 1948) is a Brazilian percussionist born in Rio de Janeiro, considered one of the most recorded musicians of modern times. Playing over two hundred percussion instruments, he has participated inthousands of recording sessions, Grammy Award-winning albums, hit songs,
soundtracks, radio and television commercials. He has done crossover work in a variety of music genres including: Brazilian, blues, Christian, country, disco, gospel, hip hop, jazz, Latin, pop, rhythm and blues, rock, soul, and world music. This interview was recorded 8/18/1984 at KXLU radio in Los Angeles.
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