“Manhã de Carnaval” (“Carnival’s Morning”), is the title of the most popular song by Brazilian composers Luiz Bonfá and Antonio Maria. It appeared in the 1959 Portuguese-language film Orfeu Negro (Black Orpheus), by French director Marcel Camus and based on a play by Vinícius de Moraes.

In the USA, the song is also known as “A Day in the Life of a Fool”, “Carnival”, “Theme from Black Orpheus”, or simply “Black Orpheus”. In France, the song is also known as “La Chanson D’Orphée.” The song is also known by the Spanish title “Mañana de Carnaval”. All versions of foreign texts were written by different people using Bonfá’s original music

Baden Powell de Aquino (August 6, 1937 – September 26, 2000) usually known simply as Baden Powell, was one of the greatest Brazilian guitarists. He often performed on stage during most of his lifetime, and recorded an extensive discography comprised by LP and CD albums produced in Brazil and Europe, particularly in France and Germany.

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