by MdC Suingue
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Well, Nelson Sargento was not a young sambista, he was 94 years old, but it is still hard to accept that so many wonderful talents are still being lost to Covid19. The world of samba has been deprived of many of its artists because of this terrible tragedy that still has Brazil in its grip.
Nelson had a long and productive career but his talent was rewarded with a solo album very late in his life. Its a recurrent story with many bambas, not counting the ones that are simply ignored by the industry...
We noticed now that in this long and productive career Nelson had moments where he takes part in groups or scenes that we've described in previous episodes of the Caipirinha Appreciation Society. So in this blog post we are proposing an immersion in the history of Rio's samba world...
During the show we dedicate to Nelson, we talk about his life but chose to leave out a few details about the scene around him to avoid being repetitive, since we had described these movements and environments not too long ago (oh, the endless obituaries...).
So here you have the special samba episodes mentioned in the show, all neatly lined up in a single blog post. Listen to them an a row and imagine the times that those 'bambas' lived.
Right below CAS Nelson Sargento playlist:
(MORE FROM THE) RIO SAMBA SERIES:
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