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Dona Badinha

Dona Badinha

Place of birth: João Pessoa-PB

Date of Birth: 11/04/1968

Artistic and cultural activities: singer, composer and violinist.

Practice Area: State, Region, City and Neighborhood


Phone: (21) 9999999

Birth: January 14, 1943

Residence: Lauro de Freitas - BA

Artistic-cultural activities: Bumba Meu Boi, Popular Culture, Samba de Roda, Suit of Kings

A great real-life character in the city of Lauro de Freitas, Vivaldina da Conceição is known by everyone as Dona Badinha, born on January 14, 1943 and one of the main people responsible for perpetuating Popular Culture in the city.

She is a popular singing master who helps to sing and remember the verses alluding to the Terno de Reis, Samba de Roda, Tradição das Baianas and the caruru of São Lázaro and São Roque. The procession visits the homes of the city's oldest residents, improvising chants in honor of the host. The singing is thickened by people who join the Terno, house by house, through the streets of the Center.

She has participated in cultural movements in Lauro de Freitas since she was little, and remembers that she used to walk through the streets of the neighborhood and the mud houses of the old Santo Amaro de Ipitanga, to celebrate the festivities in Terno.

"The tradition of this party started many years ago, my mother participated since she was young. I learned the old songs and dances with her. In the past, the Suit of Kings was celebrated not only with the bumba meu boi, but also with the donkey, then the hake, the parrot and the humpback, each year a different suit", explains Dona Badinha.

Badinha was born on the feast day of the patron saint of Lauro de Freitas, and he never fails to say that he loves singing and sambar and that the city, for her, calls Santo Amaro de Ipitanga that Lauro de Freitas is a man who died on a plane and not it has nothing to do with Santo Amaro.

It has also been cited in academic articles, such as what was published at the V State Meeting of History Teaching at ANPUH – BA, under the authorship of Aline Santos de Oliveira. The article, entitled “WOMEN ON SCENE: Racial and Social History of Struggle, Power and Empowerment in the City of Lauro de Freitas-Bahia”, studied the protagonism of black women in the city and cited Dona Badinha as one of those women.


His Brazilian musicality and bold interpretations won, in addition to a loyal audience, the praise of critics. As an interpreter, Erick worked with the groups Cesta Básica (PB), Mercedes Band (CE) and Grupo Etc and Tal (AL), already with the groups Sine Qua Non (PB) and Zaraquê Trio (RN) recorded albums where he also acted as composer.



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