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Despedida

( Roberto Baden Powell de Aquino)

A moving melody of the Brazilian composer/guitarist Baden Powell de Aquino. It is a simple but effective melody which makes me emotional every time we play it. It seems that the last goodbye of beloved ones sounds in this melody .

Baden Powell de Aquino was born in 1937 in the town of Varre-e-Sai in the vicinity of Rio de Janeiro. Obviously his parents were great fans of the Scouting Movement because they named their son after Baden Powell, the founder of the Scouting Movement. In his childhood, his house was full of music, because his parents loved to organize recitals in their home. Baden Powell studied guitar and became one of the leading musicians in the bossa nova movement, which became very popular in Brasil and abroad. His cooperation with the singer/poet Vincius de Moraes yielded a number of beautiful songs. He died in 2000.