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The legendary Áurea Martins celebrates her birthday in style (and two days early) at Rio Scenarium, with a special guest appearance from another longstanding musical heavyweight, Wilson das Neves. Martins' output has been irregular at best since her 1972 debut record for RCA O Amor em Paz, but she has refound her stride and 2008's Até Sangrar placed her firmly back on the map as one of Brazil's finest exponents of MPB. Neves, meanwhile, has been a drummer since the 1950s, performing with the likes of Elza Soares and Chico Buarque before finding his own métier as band leader with the 2010 album Pra Gente Fazer Mais Um Samba. Rio Scenarium never fails to put a smile on the face, but this is going to be an even bigger musical celebration that usual.