After an unpretentious start, the Banda de Pau e Corda became acknowledged as a competent group based on folklore research. Moving to São Paulo in 1973, they recorded the LP Vivência (RGE). The homonymous show was staged in Recife, in all Northeastern capitals, and in the Teatro Municipal (Santo André, São Paulo).
At the Rádio Nacional, Emilinha Borba became one of the most beloved and celebrated Brazilian singers nationwide, having been, according to an internal poll, the absolute champion in fan mail for 19 consecutive years, or while the poll lasted (1946-1964).
A natural born carioca, Silvia Machete is a talent of international proportions! Seven years ago, Miss Machete left behind the city of Rio for the big top of Manhattan, where she currently lives, works and plays.