Beth Carvalho

World Music Singer

Birthday May 5, 1946

Birth Sign Taurus

Birthplace Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

DEATH DATE Apr 30, 2019 (72)

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Brazilian singer and guitarist who released songs like "Coisinha Do Pai" and who was credited with popularizing the samba sound in the 1970s and 1980s.

Before Fame

She started playing the guitar as a teenager and won a nationwide song contest at age nineteen.


Her 1979 song "Coisinha Do Pai" was inserted into the Mars Pathfinder spacecraft.

Family Life

Her father, Joao Francisco Leal de Carvalho, was a lawyer. In 1979, she married Edson de Souza Barbosa. They had a daughter named Luana together.

Associated With

She and songwriter Ary Barroso are responsible for some of samba's biggest hits.