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World's oldest architect, Oscar Niemeyer, composes samba

The world’s oldest living Pritzker Prize-winner, Oscar Niemeyer, is well into his second century now.

The Brazillian architect has recently been confined to a hospital bed, but it hasn’t laid him low. In his downtime he’s composed a samba titled Tranquilo con la Vida (Feeling Good about Life). It will be performed on his 103rd birthday next Wednesday.

Niemeyer said: ‘I don’t know where I find the time to play around with this, but my samba is just foolishness, a bit of fun, but nothing important.’

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