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Biography of Dominguinhos

José Domingos de Morais (Garanhuns, February 12, 1941), known as Dominguinhos, is a Brazilian instrumentalist, singer and composer. Dominguinhos was an excellent accordion player, having as masters names such as Luiz Gonzaga and Orlando Silveira. His musical background includes influences from baião, bossa nova, choro, forró, xote, jazz, etc. […]

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Jorge Amado Biography

Jorge Amado was born on August 10, 1912, on the Auricídia farm, in the district of Ferradas, municipality of Itabuna, south of the State of Bahia. Son of cocoa farmer João Amado de Faria and Eulália Leal Amado. At the age of one, he went to Ilhéus, where he spent his childhood. […]

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Biography of Luiz Gonzaga

Luiz Gonzaga (1912-1989) was a Brazilian musician. Accordion player, singer and composer, he received the title of “Rei do Baião”. He was responsible for valuing northeastern rhythms, taking baião, xote and xaxado throughout the country. The song “Asa Branca” made in partnership with Humberto Teixeira, recorded by Luiz Gonzaga […]

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Biography of Gilberto Gil

Gilberto Gil is one of the greatest personalities in Brazilian music, recognized worldwide. His international career has already earned him a Grammy in the Best World Music Record category in 1998 and a Latin Grammy in 2003. Gilberto Gil (Gilberto Passos Gil Moreira) was born in Salvador and spent his childhood in Ituaçu, […]

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Biography of Ivete Sangalo

Ivete Sangalo was born in Juazeiro, in the interior of Bahia, into a family of musicians. He started singing when he was still a child and, at school, he took advantage of the breaks to play the guitar. At family soirees, he was in charge of percussion. She came to live in Salvador at the age of 17, having worked as a model, but she couldn't resist the passion for music [...]

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Biography of Dorival Caymmi

With a work characterized by beachy themes and songs that highlight the beauty of her homeland, Dorival Caymmi is considered one of the greatest composers of Brazilian popular music. Grandson of Italians, his grandfather came to the state to work on the renovation of the Elevador Lacerda, one of the main postcards of […]

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