Dona Ivone Lara

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Yvonne Lara da Costa (April 13, 1921 – April 16, 2018), better known as Dona Ivone Lara, was a Brazilian singer and composer. She was born in Rio de Janeiro. Before her music career began, she was a nurse. Her career as a composer came in 1965, with Os cinco bailes da história do Rio (The Five Balls of the History of Rio) when she became the first woman to become part of the ala de compositores (Wing of the Composers) of a samba school.

Among the interpreters of her songs are such singers and artists as Clara Nunes, Roberto Ribeiro, Maria Bethânia, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Paula Toller, Paulinho da Viola, Beth Carvalho, Mariene de Castro e Roberta Sá.

Lara died in Rio de Janeiro on April 16, 2018 of cardiac arrest at the age of 97.[1]

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  1. Elisa Soupin and Nathalia Castro (2018-04-17). "Morre no Rio cantora Dona Ivone Lara" [Miss Ivone Lara dies in Rio] (in Portuguese). G1. Retrieved 2018-04-17.

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