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Severinho Araujo


For a lot more than 60 years, Severino Araújo has been the conductor, arranger, clarinetist, and head from the Orquestra Tabajara, the main dance orchestra in Brazil. It really is a native edition from the Glenn Miller big music group (and in addition doubles clarinet and sax) that has music from all around the globe using a Brazilian golf swing. Recording a lot more than 100 78 rpm’s (often for Continental), the orchestra’s worldwide career has used these to play in a number of countries, specifically Argentina, France, and Portugal. With nearly 13,000 shows worldwide, they number in the Guinness Publication of World Information because the world’s oldest orchestra still in proof. The writer of “Espinha de Bacalhau” (alongside a great many other all-time strikes), among the eight most performed choros in the whole planet, distributed the stage using the Tabajara, using the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in a particular functionality that became signed up within the orchestral background of Brazil. Araujo’s dad, José Severino de Araújo (Sazuzinha), was an instrumentalist, arranger, and music group conductor. Many of his sons became music artists: Severino, Manuel (trombone), Plínio (drums), the well-known Zé Bodega (tenor sax), and Jaime (saxes). At four, Araujo had been acquiring musical lessons along with his dad. He accounts that in those days, he was nearly sleeping when his dad, upon finishing a fresh agreement, told him that when he waited some time, he would show him ten brand-new musical lessons. He had taken the lessons and the very next day, he performed most of them; after that his dad went and bought him a France method, which focused Araujo’s self-teaching procedure. Two years afterwards, at six, he became his father’s associate in teaching his pupils. In 1928, Araujo begun to consider the instruments, you start with horn and saxophone, shortly acquiring the clarinet. In those days, there wasn’t a Brazilian way for that device, so he composed his very own exercises that he collected, composing the choro “Desconcertante,” a genuine technical challenge. Along with his house serving because the band’s head office, he learned all the instruments, apart from piano and violin (which didn’t can be found in that music group). At 12, he performed in public areas for the very first time, playing clarinet along with his father’s music group. It had been when he had written a dobrado, filled with the set up, that he actually came to perform with the music group, nonetheless it got dropped. Living in close by cities throughout that period, in 1930 he came back to Limoeiro, employed in the local business. In 1933, he shifted to Ingá PB, where he worked well like a bureaucrat and participated in the neighborhood music group. In 1936, he shifted to João Pessoa PB, and was employed as clarinetist for their state law enforcement music group, when he was challenged to single the “Fantasia Traviata” (Verdi), which was not performed going back 12 years. Having 15 times to review the piece, he performed it in three times, receiving a standing up ovation from his bandmates. For the reason that calendar year, he composed “Espinha de Bacalhau,” and within the next, was employed by Rádio Tabajara as clarinetist and saxophonist. He also offered the Army being a first-class musician. At that time, the Orquestra Tabajara have been made four years before by Olegário de Nuna Freire and Jost vön Shosten, beneath the name Jazz Tabajara. If they had been employed with the state for their state Rádio Tabajara, Araujo was asked by Olegário to end up being the initial clarinetist. Leaving the authorities music group, he assumed his placement using the orchestra until Dec 30, 1938, when Olegário passed away. Araujo wished to play, not really conduct, however the radio’s path, alongside the outing’s ensemble of performers and music artists, wished him to end up being the conductor, therefore he accepted. Quickly, he shifted to Rio with two of the orchestra’s music artists: Geraldo Medeiros and Porfírio Costa. In Rio, he was employed by Rádio PRG-3 because the radio’s arranger and saxophonist for the radio’s Orquestra Marajoara. In 1945, he known as to Rio all of those other Tabajara’s members because the Tabajara have been employed by Rádio Tamoio. Alongside an intense efficiency plan on all radios of Rio (eight altogether at that time), the Tabajara also performed balls in upcountry Brazil. That same yr, they recorded the very first album from the Tabajara, a 78 rpm along with his “Um Chorinho em Aldeia.” Another yr, he recorded among the Tabajara’s biggest strikes, the choro “Pára-Quedista,” made up and soloed from the band’s trombonist José Leocádio. His samba set up of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” produced national achievement, but place him under open fire by even more exalted nationalists. In those days, he was accepted as conductor to Rádios Tupi and Nacional in Rio. On January 20, 1951, the Orquestra Tabajara opened up it broadcasts in Brazil, in Rio. Exactly the same 12 months, Television Tupi was mainly reconstructed following a open fire and because of its re-opening, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra was employed, performing alongside the Tabajara on Dec 1, 1951, inside a unforgettable encounter that projected the Tabajara internationally. Another 12 months, the Tabajara toured European countries, having as their crooner Jamelão, who later turn into a effective solo vocalist. In 1955, Araujo was employed as conductor by Rádio Mayrink Veiga, Rio, when he toured Uruguay using the Tabajara, touring Argentina in 1962. For the reason that 12 months, he was employed by TV-Rio, where proved helpful until his pension in 1968. In 1999, he commemorated 80 years still performing the Tabajara within their shows throughout Brazil and overseas. “Your day the Orquestra Tabajara manages to lose its international position, I will eliminate it,” he stated.

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Full Name Severino Araújo
Died August 3, 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Profession Musician
Music Songs Espinha De Bacalhau, Um Chorinho Em Aldeia, Um Chorinho Pra Voce, Relembrando O Norte, Um Chorinho Para Clarinete, Oh Clarinete Gostoso, Nivaldo do Chôro, Um Chorinho Modulante, Um Chorinho Delicioso, Morena Boca De Ouro, O Guarani, Capoeira Na Pituba, Saxomaniaco, Fascination, Um Chorinho Em Montevideu, Brincando com o Trombone, Nego Veio, Um Chorinho Em Pinhal, Puladinho, Bachianas Brasileiras Nº5, Prefixo, Rhapsody, Chua-Chua, Lamento, Clair de Lune, Um Chorinho Em Cabo Frio, Maxixando, Tatu Subiu No Pau, Moreninha Da Praia, Coração de Estudante, A Stranger in Paradise, Voce Passou
Albums Golden Hits, Hits by Severino Araujo, Vol. 2, Hits by Severino Araujo, Express Yourself, Back To The Future, Puladinho, Orquestra Tabajara, Boleros E Romance, Um Chorinho Em Montevideu, Noites Vazias, Voce Passou

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Meus Amores no Rio 1959 as Severino Araújo and his Tabajara Orchestra
Tem Boi na Linha 1957
De Pernas Pro Ar 1956
Eu Quero é Movimento 1949



Tormento 1972
Samba em Brasília 1961
Meus Amores no Rio 1959

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