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Carlos Paredes

Portuguese guitarist and composer

Carlos Paredes

Portuguese guitarist and composer
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Death
23rd
July, 2004
Birth Place
Coimbra, Portugal
Biography

Carlos Paredes ComSE (Portuguese pronunciation: [‘ka lu p ‘ ed ]; 16 February 1925 – 23 July 2004) was a virtuoso Portuguese guitar player and composer. He is regarded as one of the greatest players of Portuguese guitar of all-time.
Born in Coimbra, Portugal, in a family with a long tradition of guitar playing, he was taught to play the Portuguese guitar by his father, Artur Paredes. He composed numerous soundtracks for cinema and theatre, such as the soundtrack for the Portuguese film Os Verdes Anos (1963), which contains his famous piece “Can o Verde Anos”. He released several recordings as a solo artist and performed in numerous countries worldwide.
Besides his music career, Paredes also worked in the public service for most of his life. In 1958, during Portugal’s dictatorial Estado Novo regime, he was imprisoned for 18 months for joining the Portuguese Communist Party, at the time an illegal organization.

instruments played
Guitar
Portuguese
Genres

Fado, Coimbra fado, classical

Labels

Valentim de Carvalho Columbia Decca Philips Records

Years Active

1939 1993

Name

Carlos Paredes

Nationality

Portugal

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