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 Ademilde Fonseca

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Ademilde Fonseca

  • Birth 4 Mar 1921 Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
  • Death 27 Mar 2012 Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Burial Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Memorial ID 88040359

Singer. Called the "Queen of Choro" she was one of her country's most popular vocalists over two generations and shall be remembered for supplying the words for a predominantly instrumental genre of music. Born Ademilde Fonseca Delfino in Sao Goncalo do Aramante, little is recorded of her early years but she apparently took to show business early as she was performing professionally in Rio de Janeiro by 1941. Ademilde had her first hit in 1942 with Zequinha de Abreu's "Tici Tico no Fuba"; she quickly became a regular on radio and on the nightclub scene while releasing a steady string of records and with time was frequently seen on television. She was to have another hit in 1950 with "Brasileirinho" and in 1958 cut her first full-length album, "A la Miranda". Ademilde remained an active performer until in her 80s, her final recordings being her contributions to 2001's "Cafe Brasil". At her death from the effects of advanced age much of her legacy remained in print.

Bio by: Bob Hufford


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Bob Hufford
  • Added: 3 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 88040359
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ademilde Fonseca (4 Mar 1921–27 Mar 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 88040359, citing Cemitério São João Batista, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ; Maintained by Find A Grave .