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Arlindo Cruz

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Tatu Bom de Bola (The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Mascot Song) [DJ Memê Remix] Arlindo Cruz 03:17
Camarão Que Dorme a Onda Leva Zeca Pagodinho, Dudu Nobre, Mumuzinho, Djavan 02:48
Sonho Meu Sambabook, Arlindo Cruz, Maria Bethânia, Delcio Carvalho 03:48
Meu Lugar Arlindo Cruz 04:52
Clube do Samba Sambabook, Diogo Nogueira, Alcione, Arlindo Cruz 04:38
Meu Lugar Arlindo Cruz 04:28
Ainda É Tempo Pra Ser Feliz Arlindo Cruz 04:27
Pra Que Insistir Arlindo Cruz, Arlindinho 03:19
Maneiras (Participação especial de Zeca Pagodinho e Marcelo D2) Arlindo Cruz, Rogê, Marcelo D2, Zeca Pagodinho 03:09
Ainda é tempo pra ser feliz Arlindo Cruz, Sombrinha 04:41

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Bom ambiente
Pout Pourri: a-) Mulata Beleza / b-) Meu Gurufim
Será que é amor
Pot-Pourri: a) Malandro Sou Eu / b)Sonhando Eu Sou Feliz / c) Alto Lá

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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.