Dora Vergueiro

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Dora Vergueiro is more known for her splendid looks and sensuality, and by her famous surname (she is the daughter of composer Carlinhos Vergueiro), which may be misleading. Listening to her debut album, one finds a sincere interpreter with an excellent taste for repertory. Beginning with Adoniran Barbosa ("Luz da Light"/"Tocar na Banda," both interpreted with the famous Adoniran broken Portuguese), following with João Nogueira ("Nó na Madeira"), Luiz Vieira/João do Vale ("Na Asa do Vento"), Nelson Cavaquinho ("Palhaço"), Cartola ("Tive Sim"), the repertory of classics, wisely arranged with a minimum of contemporary devices, is enough to recommend the singer, expressive and sincere, even if she lacks the true swing of the hills. She also interprets "new" composers, including Carlinhos Vergueiro, Chico César, and Luiz Melodia. A surprising album from a young golden girl of the Carioca beaches.

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