Lia de Itamaraca
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Lia de Itamaraca

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A composer/singer/dancer in the genres of ciranda, coco, and maracatu, Lia de Itamaracá in her 43-year career has become a major cultural reference for Pernambuco and Brazil, even if she has spent her life in the outskirts of the media. Her innumerable compositions were never written and she keeps them all in her head. One of the last representatives of the ciranda tradition, she has been living in poverty as the cooker at the public junior and high school of the Itamaracá isl... Read more

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