The ‘Queen of Carimbó’ Dona Onete Graces Rio’s Circo Voador on Saturday

Dona Odete is famed and revered for her unique hybrid genre, carimbó chamegado, which is a mixture of traditional carimbó rhythms updated with lyrics that are candid, provocative and touching.

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Since releasing her first album five years ago, at the age of 73, Dona Onete has been busy touring the world, cementing her title as ‘Queen of Carimbó,’ and this Saturday she will be regaling a hugely appreciative crowd at the Circo Voador in Lapa.

Dona Onete was born in Cachoeira do Arari and then grew up in Igarapé-Miri, both in the state of Pará in the Northern region of Brazil, and the heart of the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?