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Zequinha de Abreu (Composer)

Born: 19th September 1880, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Died: 22nd January 1935, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Nationality: Brazilian

José Gomes de Abreu, better known as Zequinha de Abreu was a Brazilian musician and composer.

Abreu was born in Santa Rita do Passa Quatro, São Paulo state. He is best known for the famous choro tune "Tico-Tico no Fubá" (1917), whose original title was "Tico-Tico no Farelo". Other well-known tunes he wrote were "Branca" and "Tardes em Lindóia."

Because of the lack of written tradition, Tico-Tico is played in various melodic versions all over the world. Abreu died in São Paulo, aged 54.

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