Brazilian icon "Dona Cano" dies at 105

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Brazilian icon "Dona Cano" dies at 105

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Claudionor Viana Teles Veloso, known as “Dona Cano”, died on Tuesday following a stroke a fortnight ago.

The mother of musical greats Caetano Veloso and Maria Bethania, “Dona Cano” was a national figure in her own right.

Her home in the north-eastern state of Bahia was a meeting place for Brazil’s musicians, poets and politicians.

Brazilian President Lula da Silva sent his condolences to the family.