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Caixa Alta Em Paris
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Velorio No Morro
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Escurinha
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Jorge Veiga departed from a life of misery as a shoe-shiner and doer of small jobs to a highly successful career as a samba singer. His specialty were humorous Carnival sambas and sambas-de-breque in which the figure of the malandro (street smart) was frequently central. Veiga started his artistic life in 1934, singing in circuses throughout Rio's working-class suburbs. After a while he was given an opportunity to perform in the Rádio Educadora. Singing and acting, he toured the... Read more

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