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Luiz Gonzaga
The King Of Forró & Baião

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Singer, songwriter, accordionist Luiz Gonzaga ("Gonzagao"), born in Pernambuco popularized the festive, accordion-driven northeastern styles of baiao, xote, chamego ("xamego"), coco, and xaxado (collectively referred to as "forro") in Brazil, in an illustrious career that stretched from the '40s through the '80s.
 

 

 

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