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Dona Ivone Lara

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Ivone Lara, or Dona Ivone Lara seeing that she actually is respectfully known in Brazil, is among the prominent girls of samba, having been the very first girl to ever combat gender prejudice within the samba institutions. She was the initial girl to parade on the ala dos compositores, a masculine ala, getting then your ala’s madrinha. Keeping track of a lot more than 300 compositions created throughout a lot more than 50 years of her profession, she actually is unanimously revered by Dorival Caymmi, Martinho da Vila, Zeca Pagodinho, Gilberto Gil, Hermínio Belo de Carvalho, Beth Carvalho, Fundo de Quintal, and many more. Her tracks have been documented by major performers with great achievement and have gained her several honours. A few of these tracks, such as for example “Não me Perguntes,” “Amor Inesquecível,” “Decepção,” “Sem Cavaco, Não,” “Andei Pra Corimá,” “Alvorecer,” and “Amor sem Esperanças,” attained great reputation. She was created right into a musical house, with both her parents closely associated with Carnaval. Getting an orphan at six, she visited a boarding college where she got music lessons. At 12, she had been composing, using the chorus from the partido alto “Tiê Tiê” dated from that point. At 16, she visited live with at her uncle Cândido Pereira da Silva’s house. He was a chorão, a musician who performed choro, and trained her how exactly to play the cavaquinho, at exactly the same time introducing her compared to that musical community. He was also a trombonist and author of choros, but he under no circumstances accepted samba into his home, just the choro. In 1945, she relocated to Madureira, becoming a member of the extinct samba college Prazer da Serrinha. She was composing positively in those days, but she couldn’t present herself being a composer because of the prejudice against ladies in samba. Therefore she asked her cousin, Fuleiro, to provide her sambas as though these were his very own. Having to are a nurse to survive, she got little leisure time to dedicate to creative presentations, that have been held usually just on her holidays. In 1947, she wedded Oscar, son from the president from the Prazer da Serrinha college. Her samba “Nasci Em fun??o de Sofrer” was the main one followed by that college within the Carnaval competition that season. Once the Prazer da Serrinha was dissolved, most of her group was used in G.R.E.S. Império Serrano, a college developed in 1947, following a politics dispute, with the dissidents of Prazer da Serrinha. In her initial parade at that college, she became a member of the ala perform compositores (composers’ ala), a men’s just ala, plus they paraded putting on a white fit along with a goatee. She used a similar clothing, enduring severe criticism. At exactly the same time, she continuing to compose and her samba “Não me Perguntes” (with Fuleiro) attained great recognition at the institution. In 1965, her samba-enredo “Operating-system Cinco Bailes da Corte ou operating-system Cinco Bailes Tradicionais da História perform Rio” (with Silas de Oliveira and Bacalhau) was categorized in 4th place in the samba college competition. Known just at her redoubt, the Carioca hillsides, she finally obtained wider exposure in the rodas de samba ultimately afforded from the social activation brought by the Opinião play, which offered her towards the middle-class Cariocas. She after that started to make unique appearances on many recordings of additional singers, interpreting mainly her personal masterpieces. Since 1968, she’s been parading in her school’s ala das baianas, becoming madrinha using the ala dos compositores. In 1974, she documented her samba-enredo “Operating-system Cinco Bailes da Corte ou operating-system Cinco Bailes Tradicionais da História perform Rio (with Silas de Oliveira and Bacalhau) for the series História das Escolas de Samba: Império (Marcus Pereira). For the reason that 12 months, her tunes “Agradeço a Deus” (with Mano Décio da Viola) and “Confesso” had been documented by Cristina Buarque de Hollanda on her behalf debut recording. She divided her time taken between music and medical until 1977, when she retired like a nurse and may commit herself integrally to music. Another 12 months, she documented her initial record and begun to present herself frequently. Her tune “Sonho Meu” (with Délcio Carvalho, her most typical partner) was honored in 1978 because the greatest of the entire year and documented in duet by Maria Wagerânia and Gal Costa. Shortly would follow various other strikes: “Alguém me Avisou” (documented by many performers such as for example Maria Wagerânia and Gilberto Gil), “Acreditar” and “Liberdade” (documented by Roberto Ribeiro), and “Alvorecer” (documented by Clara Nunes and Roberto Ribeiro). In 1984, she toured Japan, Italy, Martinica, and Spain, alongside the group Fundo de Quintal, Martinho da Vila, and Paulinho da Viola. She after that begun to present herself frequently on the Teatro Opinião, completing 14 years on that stage. Her tag of 50 many years of profession in 1995 created many commemorations, with her showing up in a number of tribute displays, including one on the Teatro Rival in Rio, as well as Leci Brandão, Martinho da Vila, Almir Guineto, Hermínio Belo de Carvalho, among others. She made an appearance as a particular visitor on recordings by Dorival Caymmi, Martinho da Vila, and Jair Rodrigues. Nearly a decade without documenting once again, in 1997 she documented the Compact disc Bodas de Ouro (Sony Music). This 6th Compact disc of her profession was the main one on which she’d have no tone of voice, as the documenting label experienced everything rigidly decided. The record brought the unique appearances of numbers such as for example Dorival Caymmi, Gilberto Gil, Zeca Pagodinho, and Martinho da Vila. In 1999, she was paid tribute from the rival college of Mangueira, which earned its 1st parade car (abre-alas) the key titles of Moreira da Silva, Zé Keti, Zeca Pagodinho, and Martinho da Vila. She was also presented on the tribute to composers Carlos Cachaça and Zé Keti, who passed away that season. She documented in duo with Caetano Veloso her tune “Alguém me Avisou” in the Compact disc Casa de Samba, which also brought her “Enredo perform meu Samba” (with Jorge Aragão). Vânia Bastos included her compositions on her behalf eighth Compact disc, dedicated to females authors, Belas e Feras. Savoring a deserved popularity built through each one of these years, Dona Ivone Lara provides maintained a active schedule, getting present at all of the big locations of samba. In 2000, she sang at Rio’s main showroom, Metropolitan, and made an appearance on the record Velha Guarda da Mangueira e Convidados by the original music artists of Mangueira still alive, the Velha Guarda (Aged Guard).

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Full Name Dona Ivone Lara
Date Of Birth April 13, 1921
Profession Singer
Nationality Brazilian
Parents Emerentina Bento da Silva, João da Silva Lara
Music Songs Alguém me Avisou, Sorriso Negro, Mas quem disse que eu te esqueço, Sonho meu, Nasci Para Sonhar E Cantar, Não chora, neném, Acreditar, Gamação – Peixeiro granfino – Ouço uma voz – Vem amenizar, Tiê, Sereia Guiomar, Prea Comeu, Minha verdade, Força da Imaginação, Os Cinco Bailes da Historia Do Rio, Tendência, Axé de Langa, Samba, minha raiz, Candeeiro da Vovó, Alvorecer, Lamento Do Negro, O samba não pode parar, Adeus De Um Poeta, Sorriso De Criança, Em cada canto uma esperança, Sou Mais o Samba, Poeta Sonhador, Juizo Final, Bodas de Ouro, Prazer da Serrinha, Cantei Só Pra Distrair, Festa Animada, Um Grande Sonho
Albums Nasci Pra Sonhar, Sorriso De Crianca, Bodas de Ouro, Sempre a Cantar, Mestres da Mpb, Raízes Do Samba


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TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cidade do Samba 2007 Video performer: "Acreditar" - as Dona Ivone Lara
Woman on Top 2000 writer: "Sonho Meu" - as Donna Yvonne Lara
Partido Alto 1984 TV Series writer: "Enredo do Meu Samba" - as Dona Ivone Lara

Actress

Actress

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A Força do Xangô 1977

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Força do Xangô 1977

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cidade do Samba 2007 Video Herself (as Dona Ivone Lara)
Altas Horas 2006 TV Series Herself

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