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Vassourinha: The Voice and the Void

A Voz e o Vazio - A Vez de Vassourinha

Directed by Carlos Adriano
Brazil, 1998
Documentary, Short


Film about the life and work of the original and obscure samba singer Vassourinha. He recorded only twelve songs on six 78-rpm. A rare disease stopped his batuque, at the age of nineteen. In its poetic structure of ideas, rhythms and documents, the film articulates Vassourinha’s history of samba.

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Vassourinha: The Voice and the Void Directed by Carlos Adriano

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