Sivuca

Severino (Sivuca) Dias de Oliveira was a Brazilian accordionist and guitarist. In addition to in his home state of Paraíba, in Recife, and in Rio de Janeiro, he worked and lived in Paris, Lisbon, and New York on and off throughout his life.

He is best known internationally for his work with Scandinavian jazz musicians in the 1980s. His most famous songs are the Brazilian popular classic João e Maria with lyrics by Chico Buarque and the accordion standard Feira de Mangaio. He is famous for his use of makeshift instruments playing alongside conventional ones and for his versatility, fusing traditional regional styles such as forró and Chorinho with jazz, bossa, classical, and other musical forms.

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Albums

Sivuca Enfim Solo
Sivuca Enfim Solo
Self Produced
1997
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Crazy Groove
Milan
1993
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Let's Vamos
Young
1987
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Som Brasil
Young
1985
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Ain't No Sunshine

1984
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Vou Vida Afora

1981
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