12. Februar 1938 (79 Jahre alt)
Martinho da Vila (b. February 12, 1938, birth name Martinho José Ferreira), a Brazilian musician, is one of the most prominent samba musicians. Born in Duas Barras in the interior of the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro; his music shows influence from that region, such as the calango rhythm. He is also politically active and a prominent figure and spokesperson for afro-brazilian issues as well as for the Brazilian Communist Party. He is an author of 6 books, and has been a recording artist since 1969. A suave, sensual male samba singer who got his start writing songs for the Carnaval parades in the 1960s, Martinho Da Vila is one of Brazil's premiere songwriters.
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