Cândida Branca Flor

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Cândida Branca Flor
Birth name Cândida Maria Coelho Soares
Born (1949-11-12)November 12, 1949
Beringel, Alentejo, Portugal
Died July 11, 2001(2001-07-11) (aged 51)
Massamá (Queluz), Sintra, Lisbon Region, Portugal
Genres Popular, traditional, children
Instruments Vocal
Years active 1976–2001
Labels Universal Music

Cândida Branca Flor (November 12, 1949 – July 11, 2001) was a famous Portuguese entertainer and traditional singer whose career spanned for decades.

Biography[edit]

Cândida Branca Flor (real name: Cândida Maria Coelho Soares) was born on November 12, in Beringel, Beja municipality, Alentejo region, in southern Portugal, and became one of the most recognized Portuguese singers.

She went to song classes with Maria do Rosário Coelho and was a member of Banda do Casaco in the 1970s. She took her artistic name from a song by this group, called "Romance de Branca Flor".

She was an idol to Portuguese children in the 1970s and 1980s as the conductor, with Júlio Isidro, and the singer of the soundtrack, of the TV program "Fungagá da Bicharada".

She participated three times in the Portuguese selection for the Eurovision Song Contest: in 1979 with the song "A Nossa Serenata", in 1982 with the song "Trocas Baldrocas" and in 1983 with the song "Vinho do Porto (Vinho de Portugal)", a duet with Carlos Paião. Between 1978 and 1993 she released eight albums and took part in several Portuguese folk music projects and events for Portuguese emigrants.

She died on July 11, 2001 in Massamá, a suburb of Sintra.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Type
1976 Canção da Roupa Branca / A Agulha e o Dedal Single
1976 O Cochicho / As Lavadeiras de Caneças Single
1976 Cantiga da Rua / Giestas Single
1977 Esses Dias ao Teu Lado / Em Ti Existo Single
1977 Um, dois, três (Agora ou nunca) / Carrocel Single
1978 Dias de Verão / Já é Tarde Single
1979 Que será, será / Telenovela Single
1980 Maria Papoila / O Raspa Single
1982 Trocas baldrocas / A Prima da Pantera Cor-de-Rosa Single
1982 Gira-Discos / A Nossa Serenata Single
1983 Vinho do Porto (Vinho de Portugal) (with Carlos Paião) Single
1984 Ó Meu Fradinho Capucho / Quando Eu Era Miúda Single

Albums[edit]

Year Album Type
1985 Cantigas da Minha Escola LP album
1987 Cantigas da Nossa Terra LP album
1988 Retrato Sagrado LP album
1990 Bailinho Português LP album
1991 Olá Miudagem LP album
1992 Desejos Coloridos CD
1993 Alma Portuguesa CD
1993 Melhor de Cantigas da Minha Escola CD
1995 Mar de Rosas CD
1995 Chega-te mais um Pouco CD
1997 Volta para mim (Papá) CD
1998 Antes te quero Esquecer CD
1998 No Jardim-Escola João de Deus CD
2001 Amor e Mentiras CD

Participations[edit]

Year Album Type
1976 Coisas do Arco da Velha (with Banda do Casaco) LP album

Compilations[edit]

Year Album Type
2001 O Melhor de 2 (Cândida Branca Flor / Ana) Double CD
2004 A Arte e a Música de Cândida Branca Flor CD
2008 Uma Vida para Sempre CD

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