Brazil flute dies of Covid

Brazil flute dies of Covid


norman lebrecht

February 28, 2021

The Brazil Flute Association has announced the death in Manaus from Covid of Professor Josimara Alves de Souza.

Manau is a hot-spot of Covid infections.


  • PHF says:

    Just a “simple flu” as our beloved president frequently stated.

    • Ashu says:

      Simplicity is beside the point. Here in India, people die every day of simple flu, malaria, cholera, dengue, rabies. I myself was brought within reach of death by dengue a couple of years ago, and a garden variety flu certainly made me feel like I was dying, though I was not told, in that case, whether my life was actually in danger.

  • Greg Bottini says:

    I am very saddened to hear of the COVID death of this woman, who appears in the photo to be quite young.
    But Norman, is it really that difficult to write “flutist”? You wrote “oboist” in your posting about Laila Storch.