Brazil – Guitarist Horondino Jose da Silva, (a.k.a. “Dino Sete Cordas”) died of
pneumonia May 27th in Rio de Janeiro. He was 88.
Dino was considered one of the leading performers of the seven-string guitar. He
specialized in choro, a popular Brazilian music style.
He worked with radio era singers such as Orlando Silva and Carmen Miranda. In
the 1970s he accompanied singers like Beth Carvalho, Gilberto Gil, Jards Macalé,
Vinícius de Moraes, and Toquinho.
Dino also produced recordings for renowned artists such as Elis Regina, Clara
Nunes, Noel Rosa and Pixinguinha.
In 1991 he recorded his first and only CD, together with Raphael Rabello.
Raphael Rabello & Dino 7 Cordas was released by
the Kuarup label. It includes samba and choro classics.
Raphael Rabello (left) & Dino 7 Cordas (right), courtesy of Kuarup].