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Born: 29 June 1915 in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Genre: Latino

Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s

Garoto was an underrated genius of popular music. When Brazilian songs were into simpler harmonies and the grandiloquent, dramatic discourse of the betrayed lovers and the likes, Garoto was composing "Duas Contas," a song which, in terms of harmony, interpretation, and lyrics, can very well be considered the precursor of bossa nova. And that was in 1940, several years before Laurindo de Almeida's (he himself a former partner of Garoto's) own experimentations with a new guitar rhythm, and João Gilberto's...
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