Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1913, Jamelao began performing at an early age in the percussion section of Mangueira.
He moved on to play the cavaquinho - a small, four-stringed guitar central to traditional sambas - and quickly became a singer.
He became the official singer at Mangueira carnivals and has toured Europe as a solo performer ... (more)
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