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Claudionor Cruz

Son of the bandleader Claudionor Cruz done a lot more than 400 recordings seeing that composer, drummer, and/or cavaquinho/tenor violão participant. He composed classics like “European union Brinco” (documented by Francisco Alves), “Caprichos perform Destino” (documented by Orlando Silva) and “A Felicidade Perdeu Seu Endereço” with Pedro Caetano. With Ataulfo Alves he composed “Sei Que é Covardia” (documented by Carlos Galhardo) and “Errei.” He previously other illustrious companions like Wilson Batista, and documented/performed with Orlando Silva, Francisco Alves, Araci de Almeida, and several other top performers. His first device was the snare drum. He became a specialist on the cavaquinho and produced his group, Claudionor Cruz e Seu Regional, in 1932, which proved helpful positively in the accompaniment of performers in a number of radio and Television channels of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, rivaling Benedito Lacerda. He previously music artists like Abel Ferreira and Bola Sete in his group. His initial composition to become documented (in 1935 by Augusto Calheiros) was “Tocador de Violão” (w/Pedro Caetano).

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