The Quintessential Brazilian: Cartola


If Cartola was alive he would be celebrating his 108th birthday on October 11th. He was a singer, composer and poet considered to be a major figure in the roots of samba. Cartola composed, alone or with partners, more than 500 songs. O Mundo é um Moinho (1976) is deeply beloved by Brazilians and samba aficionados.

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