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Waldemar Henrique (Composer)

Born: 15th February 1905, Belem, State of Para, Brazil

Died: 29th March 1995, Belem, State of Para, Brazil

Nationality: Brazilian

Waldemar Henrique da Costa Pereira was a Brazilian pianist and composer.

Waldemar Henrique was born in Belém do Pará, Brazil, of mixed Portuguese and indigenous parentage. After losing his mother early in life, he went to Portugal with this father, returning to Brazil in 1918. Then he began travelling through the Amazon Rainforest, and started to become acquainted with amazon culture and folklore that would later be significant on his musical work.

The first successful work he composed was Minha Terra (My Land), written in 1923.

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