Neguinho da Beija-Flor
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Neguinho da Beija-Flor, whose stage name is Luiz Feliciano Antonio Marcondes, (Nova Iguaçu, June 29, 1949) is a samba singer and composer. He has been the official interpreter of the Beija Flor since 1976.
He is the son of a musician. Owning both a powerful voice and great vocal technique, he debuted as Samba Lion Falls in 1970, transferring to the musical group Beija-Flor (from Curitiba, Paraná), in 1975. There he created the slogan "Look at the Hummingbird there, folks!".
He released his first album in 1980, which was followed by others, with hits such as the samba-theme "The Five Balls History of the River" (Silas de Oliveira / Fluffy / Cod), "Aquarela Brasileira (Silas de Oliveira), "Dream of The Lion King" (of his own) or samba-song, like "Nerves of Steel" (Babel Fish). Other successes are "Angela" (Serginho Meriti / Alexander), "Divine" (Alexander), "Magali", "Esmeralda" and "The Champ", his most successful composition, sung at football matches ("Sunday I go to Maracanã / I cheer for the team I'm a fan").
Sharp won the award for 1991 in the category "best singer of samba."
In 2005 released his first DVD, in the City of Samba, with the presence of Sandra de Sá.
He married Elaine Ramos on February 23, 2009 in Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí shortly before singing in carnaval. The wedding was broadcast on network coverage of carnival.