High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Waldemar Henrique da
Costa Pereira (born February 15, 1905 in Belem do Para, Brazil;
died March 29, 1995 in Belem, Brazil), was a Brazilian pianist and
composer.Waldemar Henrique was son of a Portuguese and indigenous
descendant. After losing his mother early in life, he went to
Portugal with this father, returning to Brazil in 1918. Then he
began travelling through the Amazon Rainforest, and started to
become acquainted with amazon culture and folklore that would later
be significant on his musical work.The first successful work he
composed was Minha Terra (My Land), written in 1923. In 1929 he
studied on the Conservatorio Carlos Gomes. His family was against
his musical career, and his father insisted him to give it up by
employing him on a bank.
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