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By Maíra Amorim, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - July 9th marked the thirty year anniversary of the death of Vinicius de Moraes, Brazilian poet, musician, singer, ambassador and Carioca who died at the age of 67. Moraes left behind a legacy of music and poetry that is being celebrated all month.

An iconic figure of Rio during the 1950s and 60s, he is best known as author of “Garota de Ipanema” (Girl from Ipanema), the famous song he composed in 1962 with his musical partner and friend, Tom Jobim.

Moraes' life was portrayed in the 2005 documentary "Vinicius . . .

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