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Composers and Biographies

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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Composers and Biographies

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, […]

Composers and Biographies

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 […]

Composers and Biographies

Biography of Caetano Veloso

Biography of the Bahian Caetano Veloso (Caetano Emanuel Viana Telles Veloso) who never imagined that, leaving a small town in the Recôncavo Baiano, he would be so successful throughout Brazil and would be one of the main expressions of Brazilian Popular Music. But that's what happened. Caetano Veloso born on 07 […]

Composers and Biographies

Carmen Miranda Biography

When in 1939 Carmen Miranda recorded one of her most famous interpretations, “O Que É Que a Baiana Tem”, composed by the newcomer, but already brilliant Dorival Caymmi (who also participated in the recording), both she and he (and his colleagues from studio), considered the sound quality of the discs to be excellent. In the end, […]

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