Accordion Miracles Hit Cinemas

By Lindsay Spratt, Sub Editor

RIO DE JANEIRO - On Saint Lucia’s Day, December 13, 1912, one of the most important Brazilian musicians of the last century was born. Luiz Nascimento Gonzaga from Recife, otherwise known as ‘o rei do baião’ (the king of 'baião' music), came to this world.

Baião is a rhythm originating in the northeast of Brazil that first came to popularity in the 50s. Its sound is characterized by the acordeão or sanfona (accordion) and is the grandfather of more modern styles such as forr . . .

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