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Clara Nunes

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Tristeza Pé No Chão Clara Nunes 03:17
A Deusa Dos Orixás Clara Nunes 02:30
Feira De Mangaio Clara Nunes 03:19
Morena De Angola Clara Nunes 03:24
Portela Na Avenida Clara Nunes 03:46
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Biografia

To understand the impact of Brazilian
singer Clara Nunes, just consider her nickname “Queen of Samba”. Born Clara
Francisca Gonçalves on August 12, 1942, She showed her singing
ability early, winning a local talent contest as a child. Although she labored
as a weaver during her teenage years, her boyfriend proved to be her entre to
the music business. She was convinced by a record producer to change her name.
She became a regionally popular radio performer, which led to her first television
show, Clara Nunes Presents, in 1963. By the early 70s she focused her
recordings on samba and her 1971 self-titled album featured the hit “Tristeza
Pé No Chão
, the first single by a female artist to sell
over 100,000 copies in Brazil. She helped spawn an interest in female
performers that powered two of her contemporaries, Alcione and Beth Carvalho,
into the national spotlight. She proceeded to release 10 albums over the rest of
the 1970s, scoring her biggest sales success with 1975’s Claridade and
the 1976 follow-up
Canto das três raças.
She branched out from Salsa and began fusing it with traditional African music,
as well as recording many songs devoted to Candomblé, her religion. She died
during complications for varicose vein surgery on April 2, 1983, however her
celebrity and influence remained strong decades after her passing.