Martinho da Vila  Brazil’s greatest living sambista
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http://www.afropop.org/explore/artist_info/ID/466/Martinho%20da%20Vila/

Martinho da Vila is regarded as the greatest living sambista. He began
singing and composing in the late 1960s, he joined the samba
school  In Rio, samba schools are much more than musical groups,
they
are neighborhood associations, often involved in community work such as
health care and education in a country .
During Rio’s famous carnival, each samba school – with its 3 to 4
thousand singers, drummers and dancers take to the streets of the
samb�dromo, Rio’s enormous stadium dedicated to samba.

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