Among the inventors of Carioca samba, Caninha distributed to Sinhô the Rei carry out Samba (Ruler of Samba), the honor of experiencing written the largest carnival hits from the 10 years of 1920. Blessed right into a poor family members and an orphan at eight, Caninha needed to function hard from an early on age. Offering cane glucose (cana) for folks on the Central perform Brasil railroad place, he got his nickname. He begun to play the cavaquinho in early stages and around 1900, he had been in to the samba manifestations created at Tia Fatherá’s and Tia Ciata’s homes, well-known redoubts of sambistas and ethnic activists. The initial rancho (Carnaval group) of Rio, Dois de Ouro, afterwards Reis de Ouro, was co-founded by him and João Câncio. He also became a member of Balão de Rosa and Rosa Branca, founded Recanto das Fadas and União dos Amores, and was movie director of Recreio das Flores. In those days, he had been a efficient cavaquinista, associated Marinho que Toca, nicknamed for his musical virtuosity. Caninha begun to compose while extremely youthful, but his initial strike was “Gripe Espanhola.” It had been released, as was habitual, at among the spiritual commemorations around which carnival created, in cases like this, Festa da Penha (1918). He became a member of several Carnaval groupings, such as for example Grupo de Caxangá (beneath the pseudonym Mané perform Riachão), Grupo Cidade Nova (which also acquired Pixinguinha, on flute), and group Sou Brasileiro (with Benedito Lacerda on flute). In 1919, he composed the tango “O Kaiser em Fuga” as well as the samba “Até Parece Coisa Feita.” In 1920, his samba “Quem Vem Atrás Fecha a Porta” was a big strike and he also composed “Ninguém Escapa ao Feitiço” that calendar year. He documented for the very first time in 1921, “Essa Nega Qué me Dá,” with great achievement. “Que Vizinha Danada” may be the name of two various other compositions of this calendar year, a samba and a tango. At this time, the Festas da Penha in Oct, received among the journalist and samba fanatic Vagalume’s efforts: the organization of a competition. Caninha, urged by Vagalume, was unconquered in every of those contests. In 1922, using the ragtime marcha “Me Sinto Mal,” he defeated Sinhô in the Festa da Penha’s competition. His demonstration was totally improvised as he was just watching the competition when was pressed by Vagalume. Sinhô got a solid group with trombones, pandeiros, violõsera, clarinets, etc. Caninha collected six music artists (just cavaquinistas and violonistas) at that moment, made them put on newspapers hats (the “standard” was a essential) and got the victory granted from the jury. In 1923, he participated in the Carnaval competition using the maxixe “Não é Conversa,” the marcha “Meu Amor Qué me Batê,” as well as the samba “Não se Ganha Pra Comer.” In 1927, the newspapers Correio da Manhã instituted a competition of which Caninha earned with “Rosinha.” In 1933, when some individuals maliciously pretended him to become exhausted, he earned the state Carnaval competition with “É Batucada” (with Horácio Dantas, beneath the pseudonym of Visconde de Bicoíba), a samba that was documented by Moreira da Silva (for Columbia), followed by Benedito Lacerda’s local, Gente perform Morro. The competition had a preferred, the Orquestra Príncipe da Melodia, executed by maestro Guilherme Pereira, offering Russo perform Pandeiro (nicknamed Russinho, the magic pandeiro). Also, due to “É Batucada,” the mayor of Rio fortunately granted him having a diploma of sambista. He continuing to compose, but being truly a bureaucrat (retiring in 1945), he chosen to keep a minimal profile definately not the furious competition from the industrial music business. He was among the participants from the Celebration da Velha Guarda (Aged Guard Celebration), arranged by Almirante in 1954 throughout the previous statistics of Brazilian well-known music who had been still alive. In 1958, he was information again, having constructed a marcha, “Meu Brasil,” to commemorate Brazil’s success at the Globe Cup eight times before the last match.