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Black Orpheus a latin style jazz standard. Larry Adair teaches guitar in the Portland Oregon area.
Larry Adair II on camera
The Song of Black Orpheus
Although most of the songs in the film, "Orfeu Negro" ("Black Orpheus" in English)  were composed by Antônio Carlos Jobim and Vinícius de Moraes while Manhã de Carnaval was one of the two songs only by composer Luiz Bonfá (the other being "Samba de Orfeu"), Manhã de Carnaval was by far the song that got branded popularly as the movie theme in "Black Orpheus." Luiz Bonfá's success with his hit 1959 song was so tremendous, making him a well-known name in the Music Industry internationally, that US producers brought him from Brazil to the USA on several occasions for TV presentations. Manhã de Carnaval was originally sung by Joao Gilberto