Sinhô

Sinhô

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Sinhô was a key figure in Brazilian popular music, particularly in the Carioca samba. One of the historic musicians -- also including Pixinguinha, his brother China, Donga, and others -- united around Tia Ciata's house, a focal point of cultural resistance and affirmation, Sinhô initiated the process of rupture with the folkloric creation of samba, proposing an urban, professional approach which would yield a conflict with the other historic composers. He was also the creator of... Read more

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