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Arlindo Cruz

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O Show Tem Que Continuar Arlindo Cruz 03:34
Maneiras (Participação especial de Zeca Pagodinho e Marcelo D2) Arlindo Cruz, Rogê, Marcelo D2, Zeca Pagodinho 03:09
Agora Viu Que Perdeu e Chora Arlindo Cruz 04:18
Iansã / Oyá Arlindo Cruz, Arlindinho 03:50
Insensato Destino / Conselho Pique Novo, Arlindo Cruz 03:58
Meu Nome é Favela Arlindo Cruz 03:47
Sonho Meu Sambabook, Arlindo Cruz, Maria Bethânia, Delcio Carvalho 03:48
Bom Aprendiz Arlindo Cruz 03:42
Camarão Que Dorme a Onda Leva - Spc - Bagaço da Laranja Arlindo Cruz 03:49
Camarão Que Dorme a Onda Leva Zeca Pagodinho, Dudu Nobre, Mumuzinho, Djavan 02:48

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Abertura: Casal Sem Vergonha - Malandro Sou Eu - Dor de Amor
Um Velho Malandro de Corpo Fechado - Da Melhor Qualidade
Camarão Que Dorme a Onda Leva - Spc - Bagaço da Laranja
Vê Se Não Demora (Versão 1)

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Biography

Arlindo Cruz – born Arlindo Domingos da Cruz on September 14, 1958, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – is a musician and songwriter best known for his work in the samba and pagoda (Brazilian country folk music) genres. He began his musical journey at the age of 7 when he was gifted a cavaquinho (a Portuguese four-stringed instrument). Learning to play by ear for the first five years, he began studying classical guitar at the age of 12. He began his career as a professional musician shortly afterwards and began playing with a variety of musicians including samba legend Candeia. In 1980, Arlindo Cruz joined Grupo Fundo de Quintal, one of Brazil’s most influential samba bands. After 12 years as the group’s banjo cavaquinho player and one of their lead singers and songwriters, he left the band in 1992 to pursue other musical projects which began with his 1993 solo album Arlindinho. He also joined forces with his former Grupo Fundo de Quintal bandmate Sombrinha (cavaquinho and guitar) and collaborated on several projects over the next few years including Da Mùsica (1996), Samba É A Nossa Cara (1997) and Hoje Tem Samba (2002). As one of Brazil’s best known and most prolific banjo players and composers, he’s had over 450 of his songs covered by various artists over the course of his career. His own hit albums include Sambista Perfeito (2007), Convida (2011), and the Latin Grammy-nominated Herança Popular (2015). Arlinda Cruz also released a pair of MTV Ao Vivo releases that found him revisiting some of his best-loved material including “Born Aprendiz” and “Meu Lugar”. On March 17, 2017, he suffered a stroke, which left him partially paralyzed and unable to continue his music career.