Os Geraldos is the name of a duo of singers/dancers formed by Geraldo Magalhães (b. Rio Grande do Sul RS, May 31, 1878, d. Lisbon, Portugal, July 11, 1970) and Nina Teixeira, two of the first Brazilians to perform in Europe in the early 20th Century. Magalhães started as a dancer and singer in the late 19th Century, performing in beer houses and cafés of Rio's Rua do Lavradio and Rua da Carioca, later forming a duo with a singer/dancer called Margarita. Knowing success in the Salon Paris and Alcazar Parque, in 1905, Magalhães substituted Margarita for Nina Teixeira, performing with her for three years in the Passeio Público (Rio). In late 1908, the couple traveled to Europe, performing in Mexico on their way. In Paris, in early 1909, they successfully launched the tango-chula "Vem Cá, Mulata," which Magalhães had already recorded with Teixeira for the Brazilian Odeon in 1906. The couple also performed in Lisbon, Portugal, where Magalhães took the Portuguese Alda Soares as partner and lover. Returning to Brazil thereafter, Os Geraldos launched the one-step in Brazil, together with the song "Caraboo" (Sam Marshall). The song was a big hit in the 1916 Carioca Carnival. The duo returned to Europe in the early '20s, performing regularly in Lisbon until their retirement in 1926.
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