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Album Review

Almir Guineto is a true sambista, representative of the best tradition of the Carioca hills. In this album he delivers several pure styles of samba, like partido alto, samba-canção, samba de roda, and others. Not immune to the massive attack of the opportunism of the recording business, he included three songs here that lurk dangerously around the "romantic pagodinho" category, a commercial style that has been breaking selling records in Brazil, picking some elements of samba pagode and mixing them with stereotyped strings and keyboards in a watered-down version of samba. Fortunately Almir Guineto's musical soul is stronger than that, and the listener will find 11 more tracks where one can be delighted by the genuine and faithful Carioca tradition, in a careful production where some of the best Carioca samba musicians are present.


Genre: Pagode

Years Active: '90s, '00s

Almir Guineto introduced the use of the banjo in the samba. A die-hard traditionalist, he has had success in his personal way of making pagode. He began in 1981 with O Suburbano and has recorded another 11 solo albums until 1999. The first album came after he won the MPB-Shell festival (1981) with "Mordomia." Guineto was born in the Salgueiro hill, in Rio, into a musical family. He started as a percussionist and composer at the Acadêmicos do Salgueiro samba school, where his brother Mestre Louro...
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: World, Music, Latino
  • Released: Jan 01, 1999

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