|Birth name||Ary de Resende Barroso|
|Born||November 7, 1903
Ubá, Minas Gerais, Brazil
|Died||February 9, 1964
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Occupations||Songwriter, pianist, radio announcer and presenter|
Ary Barroso (Portuguese pronunciation: [aˈɾi baˈʁozu]) (November 7, 1903 – February 9, 1964) was a Brazilian composer, pianist, soccer commentator, and talent-show host on radio and TV. He was one of Brazil's most successful songwriters in the first half of the 20th century.
Barroso's two best-known compositions are the sambas "Aquarela do Brasil" ("Watercolor of Brazil"), written in 1939, and "Na Baixa do Sapateiro" ("Bahia"), composed a year earlier. "Watercolor of Brazil" was featured in Saludos Amigos (1942) and "Na Baixa do Sapateiro" in The Three Caballeros (1944), both Disney films. The two songs became international hits, and have been recorded by hundreds of artists around the world. Among his major interpreters are Carmen Miranda and João Gilberto.
His song "Aquarela do Brasil" was used as the main theme of the 1985 film "Brazil".
He died of liver cirrhosis in 1964.
- Ary Barroso – Giant of Brazilian Song
- Ary Barroso Discography
- ExtraordinAry, article by Arthur de Faria
- Ary Barroso from AllBrazilianMusic
- Ary Barroso at the Internet Movie Database
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