September 23rd Doña Onete in ChicagoAug 7th 2016

September 23rd Doña Onete in Chicago
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Ionete da Silveira Gama, or Dona Onete, is known as the diva of the carimbo chamegado, a rhythm she created that combines the traditional music from Para, in the north of Brazil, with "a touch of spice", as she puts it.

The carimbo rhythm is the root of the famous lambada.

Dona Onete started singing as a child, but it was only in her 70s, when a local band heard her by chance, that her career as a musician took off. Come join us and get to know her music, her roots, and what makes this voice so special.

Dona Onete has dedicated her life to studying and promoting traditional music, and in her time has been both a professor of history and Amazonian studies and a municipal secretary of culture in her hometown, Igarape Miri.

Also joining Silvia / Manrique & Neusa Sauer with Luciano Antonio.

  • Show is at No Charge
  • Please call ahead for Reservations:

    Old Town School of Folk Music

    4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000

    @ 8:00 PM


The Old Town School of Folk Music

Article by: Virna Souza [BrazilChicago]

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