The Conjunto Farroupilha was created on the Rádio Farroupilha in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, in 1948. Initially dedicated to folkloric and regional repertory, recording with success "Gauchinha Bem-Querer," "Piazito Carreteiro," "Prenda Minha," "Boi Barroso," "Chimarrita Balão," "Negrinho do Pastoreio," and "Pezinho," they also had success in the 1960s in the bossa nova genre. In 1952 their first album was only the fourth to be pressed in Brazil. Four years later the group moved to São Paulo, beginning a series of tours throughout Brazil and abroad. Their international tours, kept up regularly for years, included countries like China, U.S.S.R., Germany, and Venezuela, where they also recorded albums. In the '60s they adhered to bossa nova, having recorded with success "Bolinha de Sabão" (Orlandivo/Adilson de Azevedo), "Moça da Chuva" (Paulinho Nogueira/Rita Moreira), "Azul Contente" (Walter Santos/Tereza Souza), "Papai Walt Disney," and "Por Causa de Você" (Tom Jobim/Dolores Durán). In that decade they had their own show at TV Record, in São Paulo. Around 1963, Tasso Bangel and Danilo Vidal created the Farroupilha recording company. In 1971 the group was dissolved. After they teamed up again in 1983 for a performance on the regional TV show Som Brasil they recorded the LP Farroupilha 35.
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