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Benedicto Lacerda

An excellent instrumentalist, Benedito Lacerda was also a author of sambas, choros, and waltzes. A musical group had taken the name of his Carnival march “Vai Haver o Diabo” (1933) because of their name. In the same calendar year, Lacerda gained the A Noite paper contest using the música junina “Briguei com São João.” It had been played on practically all the radio channels of Rio. The initial composition of a string created with Jorge Faraj was the waltz “Lela” (1934). Lacerda visited Argentina in 1936, where, as well as Francisco Alves and Carmen Miranda, he participated in the air El Mundo starting. Among the hits from the Carnival of 1935 was his march “Eva Querida” (with Luís Vassalo), documented by Mário Reis. Carmen Miranda also acquired a hit the next calendar year with “Querido Advertisementão” (with Osvaldo Santiago). Orlando Silva have scored another strike with “Jardineira” (with Humberto Porto), a melody which became a Carnival traditional performed extensively even today. In 1940 Lacerda composed “Despedida da Mangueira” (with Aldo Cabral), documented by Francisco Alves, which fulfilled with great achievement for the reason that year’s carnival. Lacerda gained the year’s mayoralty competition of Carnival sambas with Orlando Silva’s documenting for his march “Lero-Lero” (with Frazão). He gained the contest once again in 1944 in the types of samba (“Ninguém Ensaiou,” with Haroldo Lobo, documented by Araci de Almeida) and march (“Verão no Havaí,” with Haroldo Lobo, documented by Francisco Alves). He achieved it once again in 1946 using the marchinha “Espanhola” (with Haroldo Lobo). Francisco Alves got popular in 1948 with “Falta um No no Meu Ordenado,” with Ary Barroso, and another in the Carnival of 1950 with “A Lapa” (with Herivelto Martins). He also got success using the march “Acho-te Uma Graça” (with Haroldo Lobo/Carvalhinho), documented by César de Alencar in 1952. Benedito Lacerda started to find out the flute at age group eight, by hearing. While still extremely young, he became a member of the Banda Aurora. At 17 he shifted with his family members to Rio, where he began formal flute research. He graduated through the Country wide Music Institute, in flute and structure. From 1923 to 1925 Lacerda was an associate from the band from the army law enforcement. In his last yr there he was advertised to soloist. Discharged in 1927, he became a specialist musician, carrying out in orchestras and theaters. In 1929 he was an associate from the local (little ensemble) Boêmios da Cidade, which followed Josephine Baker. In the first ’30s Lacerda shaped his personal group, Gente perform Morro (name supplied by Sinhô). Like a vocalist, he documented seven tracks through Brunswick, followed by Gente perform Morro. The group, which got a strong stage in its percussive section, also followed other singers in a number of recording businesses, and documented some instrumental tracks as well. Quickly it dissolved, having a baby to Regional de Benedito Lacerda. This group got a remarkable profession like a soloist group and in the accompaniment of essential singers (such as for example Carmen Miranda, Francisco Alves, Orlando Silva, Sílvio Caldas, while others) and instrumentalists, on the air, and in recordings (where they made an appearance often as Boêmios da Cidade). Around 1940 Lacerda was popular and successful, carrying out frequently in the advanced casinos of Rio. Pixinguinha, who was simply in a poor phase economically, provided his personal choro compositions to Lacerda, who indication them as partner, in trade for his superb promotion function. Among the choros documented for Victor (where Lacerda was movie director), you will find “Sofres Porque Queres,” “Proezas de Sólon,” “Só pra Moer,” “Canhoto,” “Um a No,” “Descendo a Serra,” as well as others. Playing as well as Pixinguinha offered Lacerda the chance for the fantastic grasp to revolutionize Brazilian music through the counterpoints devised by Pixinguinha around the tenor sax (a musical instrument appropriate to his design of embouchure, at that time). In 1950, Benedito Lacerda retired as well as the group was after that led by Canhoto, as Regional perform Canhoto.

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