At the age of 85, Delinha dies, the "Scratched Lady"


Delanira Pereira Gonçalves, singer Delinha, 85, died in Campo Grande, according to information from her son João Paulo Pompeo. The artist was a victim of pneumonia, was hospitalized for eleven days until she was discharged on May 25, and was recovering at home. “I want to communicate the death of my mother, is with God Our Lady of Perpetual Help”, she posted on social media. A great singer, Delinha became affectionately known as the “Lady of the Rasqueado” for her talent on stage that drew crowds to dances. The chamamezeira was born in Vista Alegre, district of Maracaju, on September 7, 1936. She moved with her parents to Campo Grande when she was 8 years old and went to live in the then wooden house, in the Amambaí neighborhood, where she lived until her last days. As a little girl, she sang “A Jardineira”, a song by Orlando Silva, which led her mother to put her in the choir of the Igreja Perpétuo Socorro, in which she sang even after she was engaged. In 1968, she had lost her father and eighteen years later her mother to cancer. Because of music, she met Délio, her partner in more than 50 years of career. The two were married in 1958 and became known as the “couple of Jaguars of Mato Grosso”. The duo recorded 19 LP’s, 2 Compacts, 14 78 rotation, 4 CD’s and 2 DVD’s; are the duo and artists from Mato Grosso do Sul with the largest discography in the history of the state with 32 titles. The two came to live in São Paulo for 8 years, with the intention of being successful on radio and television programs at the time. They returned to Campo Grande consolidated and remained here. They were married 25 years until the divorce. After the separation, Delinha did not produce music for a while until, in 1978, she reunited with Délio when they were invited to sing in a show at the Círculo Militar. But it was in 1993 that the duo really returned to the stage, motivated by music admirers and fans. They sang together until 2010, the year of Délio’s death. Delinha lost two husbands, Délio in 2010 to cancer and Jairo Barbosa in 2012 after complications from hypertension. She was married to Jairo for 32 years after separating from Délio. After the mourning, Delinha pursued a solo career. Only child, in the wooden house where she was raised and with the table where she learned the first letters of the alphabet, she continued receiving friends, musicians and singing. In 2014, on her 78th birthday, Delinha received the Lado B team for the first time at the residence that listened to “Sol e a Lua” many times. At that time the house was already filled with many stories, memories of shows, records, trophies and full skirts, more than 200 for the singer to choose from in her performances. The most important was the altar of Our Lady. Religious, Delinha prayed every night. When she turned 80, in 2016, Delinha became the star of a documentary south -mato-grossense: “A Dama do Rasqueado”, by filmmaker Marinete Pinheiro. The following year, the film was the winner of the Sesc National Exhibition and toured the country with free screenings. In 2020, when the covid-19 pandemic demanded isolation , the voice of Dama do Raqueado only reached her fans through live and a flash drive with more than 300 songs. It was the chance that the singer had to cheer up her fans with songs that marked the time and without leaving home. later, when artists went to the internet to perform in lives, Delinha had his presentation broadcast by Campo Grande News to 56 thousand people. That same year, still wearing a mask and following the distance, Delinha gave a very fun interview to Lado B talking about cigarettes and the “marvada” [bebida]. At the time, the phrase “I wear but I don’t break” was marked and the wish was to reach, at least, 100 years old. Follow Lado B on Instagram @ladobcgoficial, Facebook and Twitter. Do you have a guide to suggest? Send it on social media or Direto das Ruas via WhatsApp (67) 99669-9563 (call here)

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