The Brazilian guitarist, Laurindo Almeida (Laurindo de Almeida), started his music career playing the guitar at serestas(serenades). In 1935, he moved to Rio de Janeiro, where he performed in two of the most prominent music venues of that period - Casino da Urca and Rádio Mayrink Veiga. He was also a prolific composer and wrote several choros and waltz tunes, some of which included the collaboration of the renowned guitarist Garoto. He was famous in his native country as a classical Spanish guitar player.
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