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Antônio Rago

Recognized accompanist of among the better talents from the Golden Age of Brazilian song, Antônio Rago (both as performer and director of his Regional do Rago) worked in recording studios, radio, and TV. He also experienced achievement in his single career, having documented a lot more than ten LPs. At 14, he was affected from the Italo-Brazilian music he noticed in his borough of Bexiga and discovered to try out the violão (classical guitar). He also analyzed traditional music. He became a member of the Regional perform Armandinho, who opened up in the Rádio Record. With leader Armandinho and bandmate Zé Carioca, Rago also understood achievement in the group’s violão trio. He toured Argentina and Uruguay associated the vocalist Arnaldo Pescuma. Time for Brazil in 1937, he was employed by Rádio Tupi (São Paulo), getting Francisco Alves’s accompanist. His 1st solo recording arrived in 1940, carrying out his valse “Velhos Tempos.” He published music for the cartoon toon Cozinhando Um Samba (1946). His bolero “Jamais Te Esquecerei” (with Juraci Rago) was contained in the film Quase No Céu (Oduvaldo Viana, 1949). In 1950, the Regional perform Rago received the Roquette Pinto Trophy as Greatest Regional Band of the entire year. Rago experienced his own display on Television Tupi, the 1st Brazilian tv. He also composed erudite music, like “Flor Triana” and “Sonatina Em Lá Menor,” that have been included on his LP Recital De Violão. In 1986, he was still documenting (Solos De Violão).

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