NEGUINHO DA BEIJA-FLOR
At the Samba World, nobody can take away the royal samba crown from Neguinho da Beija-Flor. With a legion of fans spread around Brazil, and and around the wrold Neguinho da Beija-Flor is celebrated as the singer of all singers, as well as an icon in Brazilian Samba.
A part from singing and composing with mastery, Neguinho is also the main lead singer (aka ‘puxador’) of multi-champion Rio samba school Beija-Flor de Nilopolis one of the most champions of the Rio Carnival.
An award-winning artist with 30 albums released and DVDs, Neguinho is praised by the European press as THE KING OF SAMBA. COME EARLY FOR FREE SAMBA LESSONS.
He released his first album in 1980, which was followed by other ones, with hits such as the samba-theme "The Story of the Five Balls of Rio" (Silas de Oliveira / Dona Ivone Lara / Bacalhau), "Aquarela Brasileira (Silas de Oliveira), "Dreaming of King means Lion " (of his own) or samba-calções (slow sambas) like "Nervos de Aço" (Lupicinio Rodrigues). Other musical hits are "Ângela" (Serginho Meriti / Alexandre), "Divina" (Alexandre), "Magali", "Esmeralda" and "O Campeão" (the champ), his most successful composition, usually sung at soccer matches ("Next Sunday I''m gonna go to Maracanã / I'll root for the team I'm a fan"/ I'm gonna take fireworks and flags).