Wilson Moreira

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Moreira in February 2017

Wilson Moreira (December 12, 1936 – September 6, 2018) was a Brazilian sambista singer-songwriter. He was especially known for his melody lines. He was born in the neighborhood of Realengo, in Rio de Janeiro.

Moreira was known for his works with Nei Lopes. One of their greatest hits is the song "Senhora Liberdade", which became an anthem in the Brazilian Diretas movement. Some other famous songs from the duo are "Gotas de Veneno", "Sandália Amarela" and the non-samba "Candongueiro".

Moreira died of multiple organ failure on September 6, 2018 in Rio de Janeiro at the age of 81.[1]

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