Wilson das Neves

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Wilson das Neves (June 14, 1936 – August 26, 2017) was a Brazilian percussionist and singer. He was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was a key figure in the history of Brazilian music.[1]

He played with many of Brazil's greatest musicians across many decades and featured on numerous important recordings. He was a very important artist specially for Brazilian Popular Muscic as a sambista (those who do samba), composer and instrumentist, with over 50 years dedicated to music. He can be heard in over 600 records from the greatest brasilian artists.

das Neves died of colorectal cancer on August 26, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro at the age of 81.

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