Clara Nunes

Clara Francisca Gonçalves de Araújo

Also known as Clara
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.myspace.com/claranunes

Discography of Clara Nunes:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Brasileiro Profissão Esperança 16 Audio 1974 Odeon
2 Brasileiro Profissão Esperança 11 Audio 1974 Odeon
3 As Forcas Da Natureza 12 Audio 1977 Odeon
4 Sucessos De Ouro 12 Audio 1979 Odeon
5 Canto Das Três Raças 10 Audio 1976 Standard (2)
6 Clara Nunes 14 Audio 1971 Odeon
7 Clara Nunes 12 Audio 1973 Odeon
8 O Canto Da Guerreira 14 Audio 1989 EMI
9 Conto De Areia / Meu Sapato Já Furou 4 Audio 1974 Odeon
10 Canto Das Três Raças 10 Audio 1976 Odeon
11 Clara Nunes 14 Audio 1971 Odeon
12 Nação 10 Audio 1982 EMI-Odeon
13 Esperança 12 Audio 1979 Odeon
14 Clara 10 Audio 1981 Odeon
15 Clara Clarice Clara 13 Audio Standard (2)
16 A Voz Adorável De Clara Nunes 12 Audio 1966 Odeon
17 Claridade 12 Audio 1975 Odeon
18 Brasilia 12 Audio 1973 Odeon
19 Fala Viola 2 Audio 1973 Odeon
20 Brasil Mestiço 12 Audio 1980 Odeon
21 4 Sucessos 4 Audio Odeon
22 Clara 10 Audio 1981 Odeon
23 Clara Morena 12 Audio 1983 Odeon
24 Sucessos De Ouro 12 Audio 1994 Odeon
25 Alvorecer 11 Audio 1974 Odeon
26 Esperança 4 Audio 1979 EMI
27 Brasileiro Profissão Esperança 16 Audio 1974 Odeon
28 Guerreira 12 Audio 1978
29 As Forças Da Natureza 12 Audio
30 Clara 10 Audio 1981 EMI-Odeon Fonográfica, Industrial e Eletrônica Ltda.
31 Você Passa E Eu Acho Graça 12 Audio 1968 Odeon
32 Meus Momentos 32 Audio EMI Brazil
33 The Best Of Clara Nunes 20 Audio 1992 World Pacific


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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