Covid kills Brazil’s top composer

Covid kills Brazil’s top composer


norman lebrecht

May 04, 2020

The hugely popular Aldir Blanc, composer of  ‘O Bêbado eo Equilibrista’ and many other hit songs, died this morning in Rio de Janeiro after two weeks in ICU. He was 73.

The president of Brazil is still out there at political meetings, pressing the flesh.



  • SSD says:

    I saw that female leaders are being praised for their success in managing Covid-19. Women seem to understand how to care for their citizenry better than men like Bolsonaro and Trump. I have to wonder if it’s because men of that ilk don’t consider compassion to be a worthy attribute and therefore never cultivated it in themselves. They are the opposite of public servants.