• Making 10 thousand réis [1], Radamés, at 16 years old, plays in a band at Cinema Colombo with his friends Luís Cosme and Sotero Cosme (violins), Júlio Grau (flute); with two more musicians  they formed a small orchestra with two violins, flute, cello, contrabass and piano, playing pot-pourris of French and Italian songs, operetas, waltzes and polkas during silent movie- sessions. By this time, Radamés also performs as a pianist (and possibly as the arranger), with the Ideal Jazz Band, from Confeitaria Colombo (not to be confused with the Colombo Cine mentioned above). The band was composed by flute, violin, cello, trumpet, trombone, piano and contrabass.




Radamés composes:

    • Malandro (samba), for piano [2].





  • Defeated, on July 6th, in Rio de Janeiro (Capital of Rio de Janeiro State) and capital of Brazil at the time, the lieutenant rebellion, known as Os 18 do Forte (the 18th brave soldiers from the military fort)a democratic protest started in Copacabana Fort featuring the overthrown of the Old Republic.


  • [1] Brazilian currency at the time.
  • [2] Althoug dates are not precise, Malandro seems to be the most popular song composed and edited by Radamés, found in hid private collection. On the score cover, photos and signatures of the band.