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Elementary School named after Carmen Miranda

    Carmen Miranda, born Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha, (b. Marco de Canaveses, Kingdom of Portugal, 1909 – d. 1955, Beverly Hills, USA) was a Portuguese-Brazilian singer, dancer, and actress. Her artistic career took place in Brazil and the United States between the 1930s and the 1950s. She worked in radio, theater, cinema, and television. She was considered by the magazine Rolling Stone as the 15th greatest voice in Brazilian music. Although she was more popular abroad than in Brazil at the time of her death, Miranda contributed to Brazilian music and culture. She was accused of commercializing Brazilian music and dance, but Miranda can be credited with bringing its national music (the samba) to a global audience. She introduced the baiana, a type of traditional dress in Bahia, with wide skirts and turbans, as a Brazilian showgirl at home and abroad. The baiana became a central feature of Carnival for women and men.

    Address : Av. Futebol Clube do Marco 107, 4630-276 Marco de Canaveses

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