Beth Carvalho, Brazilian Samba singer, Died at 72

Elizabeth Santos Leal de Carvalho, known professionally as Beth Carvalho (Rio de Janeiro, was born on May 5, 1946, and died on April 30, 2019.

She was a Brazilian samba singer, guitarist, cavaquinist and composer.

He was, raised in a middle-class family in Rio de Janeiro’s South Zone.

Her father, Joao Francisco Leal de Carvalho, was a lawyer.

She grew up inspired by different types of music.

Elizabeth father used to take her to samba school rehearsals, and her mother was a lover of classical music who inspired her to become a ballerina.


She started playing the guitar as a teenager and got connected with the emerging Bossa Nova movement, winning a nationwide song contest on TV at the age of 19.

Elizabeth first record was 1968’s “Andança”, carrying the song of the same name to victory in a larger festival, which brought her to prominence.

Although she began her career with Bossa Nova, that was an ephemeral phase which lasted less than one year.

Elizabeth began to devote herself entirely to samba just as her fame began, working with legendary composers such as Nelson Sargento.

Elizabeth Santos Leal de Carvalho passed away at the age of 72.