Neguinho Da Beija-Flor

Da Vila & Da Viola

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This is the debut album by the samba do morro (samba of the hills) singer Neguinho da Beija-Flor. Here he pays tribute to his mentors, the exceptional composers/performers Martinho da Vila and Paulinho da Viola (the album title makes reference to them). All songs were selected among the biggest hits of both composers, which, together with the expressive and genuine samba delivery by Neguinho and the competent, genuine samba instrumental/choral backing, provide an excellent samba landscape. There are also samba-canção renditions (a romantic mainstream middle-class style performed with studio instruments such as keyboards).