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        A major figure in the samba milieu, Walter Alfaiate has written more than 200 sambas in his 50-year career, but so far he has recorded only one album, Olha A+¡ (1998), when he was 68. Alfaiate started to work as a tailor at 13, having his nickname (the Brazilian word for that profession) derived from that. Since early on, he wrote sambas for the local Carnaval blocos (small groups) Foli+¦es de Botafogo and S+úo Clemente. In the '60s, he participated in the rodas de samba (samba ... Read more

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