The single most important Brazilian music drummer
of the 20th century. A truly music innovator.
Angenor de Oliveira - "Cartola"
The greatest Samba composer of all times.
The innovator of Brazilian Music in the 40's.
Anibal Augusto Sardinha - Garôto
Brazilian Music acoustic guitar master.
Responsible for the begining of the
movement called Bossa Nova.
José Bispo - Jamelão
The one and only.
No one knows better how to sing a Samba
or a Samba Canção. Alive in his 80's.
Legendary Brazilian music
samba composer. Author of some of
the greatest Brazilian music hits.
Died in 1999 in poverty.
Clementina de Jesus
One of the most important Brazilian music personalities of this century.
Carlos Moreira de Castro
The oldest inhabitant of the Mangueira Hills at age 97.
Brilliant poet and composer, Mr. Cachaça is a fine example of the prejudice
that exists in Brazil against the poor and the african descendents.
Lengedary Brazilian composer/arranger.
At age 70 and living in Los Angeles, the "Maestro" is without any doubt one of
the 10 most important Brazilian music personalities of the 20th century.