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...Orlando Garcia de Silva was a prolific Brazilian singer during the first half of the twentieth century. Arguably, Silva was considered during his career to have had “the most beautiful voice of Brazil.” De Silva was born on October 3, 1915,...

Chanchada

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Chanchada is a genre of musical film comedy that was very popular in Brazil between the late 1940s and the 1980s. Up to about 1960 it was a very important Brazilian film genre, being seen by all sectors of society. It also formed the basis...