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Senior Sivuca
Birth: May 26, 1930, Brazil
Death: Dec. 14, 2006
Paraiba, Brazil

Musician Composer and Musician. Born Severino Dias de Oliveira, he was a master of the accordion-driven forro style music. He began playing the accordion at age 9, performing for fairs, parties and on radio programs. In 1950, he made his first album for Sunnysides Records, which included the hit "Adeus Maria Fulo." He represented Brazil in Europe and was a fixed staff of TV Tupi in 1955 and 1959. In the early 1960s, he joined South African singer Miriam Makeba's group and toured the world with her. He is credited with arranging Makeba's most famous recording, "Pata Pata." During his 50-year career, he played and composed with musical artists around the world to include Harry Belafonte, Toots Thielmans, Airto Moreira and Hermeto Pascoal. He won a Latin Grammy in 2005, with accordionist Oswaldinho in the Brazilian roots category. He died of cancer.  (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Parque Das Acacias Cemetery
Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Dec 17, 2006
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Senior Sivuca
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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