Loalwa Braz

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Loalwa Braz Vieira (Loalva Braz, 3 June 1953 – 19 January 2017) was a Brazilian singer[1] and songwriter. She was born in Rio de Janeiro. Braz was better known as providing the lead vocals for the French-Brazilian pop group Kaoma in their worldwide hit "Lambada".[1]

Braz, aged 63, was found dead in a burned car near a highway in Rio de Janiero on 19 January 2017.[2] According to police, two men were seen leaving her house earlier that day.[3] Police say Braz was murdered.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Céspedes, Gilka Wara (1993). ""Huayño," "Saya," and "Chuntunqui": Bolivian Identity in the Music of "Los Kjarkas"". Latin American Music Review : Revista de Música Latinoamericana. 14: 52–101. JSTOR 780009.
  2. "Loalwa Braz, do Kaoma, é achada morta em carro incendiado, diz polícia". Gl.globo.com. Retrieved 2017-01-19.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Lambada singer Loalwa Braz found dead in Brazil". BBC. January 19, 2017. Retrieved 19 January 2017.