Clara Nunes

Clara Nunes

Real Name:
Clara Francisca Gonçalves de Araújo
Profile:
Clara Nunes (August 12, 1943 – April 2, 1983) was a Afro-Brazilian singer, regarded as one of the greatest of her generation. She became the first female singer in Brazil to sell over 100,000 copies, and her achievements in the samba genre earned her the title of "Queen of Samba".

She had enormous success with samba songs written by composers such as Nelson Cavaquinho, Paulinho da Viola and Chico Buarque, in addition to songs devoted to orishas and Portela, her favorite samba school. Among her hits, recorded in 16 solo albums, are "Você Passa e Eu Acho Graça" (1968), "Ê Baiana" (1971), "O Mar Serenou" (1975), "As Forças da Natureza" (1977), "Guerreira" (1978), "Morena de Angola" (1980), and "Nação" (1982). At the peak of her career, Nunes would sell more than a million copies of each album she released.

Nunes was also a researcher of the rhythms and folklore of Brazilian popular music, and traveled several times to Africa to search for the roots of black music. Familiar to Afro-Brazilian dances and traditions, she converted to Umbanda in her later life. On 1983, she died at age 39 after suffering from anaphylaxis during a surgery to treat varicose veins. Until today, she remains one of the most popular singers in Brazil.
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Clara Nunes Discography

Albums

MOFB 3455 Clara Nunes A Voz Adorável De Clara Nunes(LP, Album) Odeon MOFB 3455 Brazil 1966 Sell This Version
MOFB 3557 Clara Nunes Você Passa E Eu Acho Graça(LP, Album) Odeon MOFB 3557 Brazil 1968 Sell This Version
Clara Nunes Clara Nunes Odeon Brazil 1971 Sell This Version
Clara Nunes Clara Clarice Clara Odeon Brazil 1972 Sell This Version
SMOFB 3709 Clara Nunes Clara Clarice Clara(LP, Album) Odeon SMOFB 3709 Brazil 1972 Sell This Version
Clara Nunes Clara Nunes (Album) Odeon Spain 1973 Sell This Version
Clara Nunes Alvorecer (Album) Odeon Brazil 1974 Sell This Version
Clara Nunes E Paulo Gracindo Clara Nunes E Paulo Gracindo - Brasileiro Profissão Esperança (Album) Odeon Brazil 1974 Sell This Version
Clara Nunes Claridade (Album) Odeon Brazil 1975 Sell This Version
Clara Nunes Canto Das Três Raças (Album) Odeon Brazil 1976 Sell This Version
Clara Nunes As Forças Da Natureza (Album) Odeon Brazil 1977 Sell This Version
Clara Nunes Guerreira (Album) EMI Brazil 1978 Sell This Version
31C 062 421168 Clara* Esperança(LP, Album) Odeon 31C 062 421168 Brazil 1979 Sell This Version
Clara Nunes Brasil Mestiço (Album) Odeon Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
Clara Nunes Clara (Album) Odeon Brazil 1981 Sell This Version
Clara Nunes Nação (Album) Odeon Portugal 1982 Sell This Version
101.751, 101.752, 101.753 Vinicius*, Clara*, Toquinho Vinicius*, Clara*, Toquinho - Poeta, Moça E Violão(3xLP, Album, Gat) Collector's Editora Ltda, Collector's Editora Ltda, Collector's Editora Ltda 101.751, 101.752, 101.753 Brazil 1991 Sell This Version
Clara Nunes A Beleza Que Canta (Album) EMI Brazil 1998 Sell This Version
8608432 Clara Nunes Clara Nunes Canta Tom & Chico(CD, Album, Copy Prot.) EMI 8608432 Brazil 2005 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

7 BD 1135, 7BD-1135 Clara Nunes Clara Nunes(7", EP) Odeon, Odeon 7 BD 1135, 7BD-1135 Brazil 1967 Sell This Version
1325 Clara Nunes 4 Sucessos(7") Odeon 1325 Brazil 1971 Sell This Version
7B-488 Clara Nunes Festa Para Um Rei Negro / Misticismo Da África Ao Brasil(7", EP) Odeon 7B-488 Brazil 1971 Sell This Version
7B-542 Clara Nunes Ilu Aye / Regresso(7", Mono, Single) Odeon 7B-542 Brazil 1972 Sell This Version
7B-576 Clara Nunes Sêca Do Nordeste / Opçâo(7", Single) Odeon 7B-576 Brazil 1972 Sell This Version
S7B-659 Clara Nunes Tristeza Pé No Chão / O Mais Que Perfeito(7") Odeon S7B-659 Brazil 1973 Sell This Version