The caipira (hillbilly) duo Belmonte e Amaraí was the precursor towards the modern sertanejo romântico design by including orchestras and electric powered guitars within their recordings as soon as the ’70s, even if indeed they still were rootsy enough to focus on the original repertory of guarânias, boleros, and Mexican rancheras. And in addition, they crossed companions with another duo precursor from the passionate design, Tibagi e Miltinho, as Belmonte was a previous person in a duo with Miltinho, and Amaraí with Tibagi. Shaped in the middle-’60s, Belmonte e Amaraí documented successful albums such as for example Boa-Noite, Amor and Por Que Fui Te Conhecer. Their biggest strikes had been the rasqueado “Saudades Da Minha Terra,” the polca paraguaia “Pombinha Mensageira,” and “Andorinha,” an version from the Mexican music “La Golondrina.” The duo finished tragically in 1972 with Belmonte’s demise in a vehicle accident in Santa Cruz, São Paulo. Within the 20th wedding anniversary of his loss of life, he was paid tribute using the project twenty years Without Belmonte e Amaraí and having a display in São Bernardo perform Campo, São Paulo.