Baden Powell

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by Baden Powell

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6 August 1937, Varre-E-Sai, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, d. 26 September 2000, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A legend of Brazilian guitar, Powell emerged on the cusp of the bossa nova boom, bringing new dimensions to the music by drawing on jazz and classical music, as well as the Afro-Brazilian folklore of the north-east. Named after the founder of the Boy Scouts (Powell’s family was involved in the movement in Brazil), he grew up in Rio and from childhood was surrounded by music. His father was a... Read more

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bossa nova
brazilian
jazz
mpb
brasil
guitar
samba
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