Archive for July, 2008

Caetano Veloso – Fale com Ela

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Caetano Emanuel Viana Teles Veloso (born August 7, 1942), better known as Caetano Veloso, is a composer, singer, guitarist, writer, and political activist. He has been called one of the greatest songwriters of the century and is sometimes considered to be the Bob Dylan of Brazil. Veloso is most known for his participation in the Brazilian musical movement Tropicalismo which encompassed theatre, poetry and music in the 1960s, at the beginning of the Brazilian military dictatorship.

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Zeca Baleiro – Bandeira

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Zeca Baleiro is a Brazilian MPB (Música Popular Brasileira, or Brazilian Popular Music) solo artist who was born on April 11, 1966. One of his most famous songs is Salão de Beleza, which was featured on Putumayo World Music’s Reggae Around the World compilation.

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Blitz – New Age

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Blitz was the first Brazilian rock band to achieve mainstream success and to have hit singles kick-starting the movement the 1980s boom that would later be called BRock. Its classic formation included Evandro Mesquita (voice), Lobão(drums, later Roberto “Juba” Gurgel), Antônio Pedro Fortuna (bass, formerly with Os Mutantes and Lulu Santos), William Forghieri (keyboards) and Fernanda Abreu and Márcia Bulcão (backing vocals).

Fernanda Abreu – Kátia Flávia

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Fernanda Sampaio de Lacerda Abreu, more commonly known as Fernanda Abreu, was born on Rio de Janeiro at September 8, 1961. She was the backing vocal of the band Blitz until 1986. After that, in 1990, she started a solo career singing funk, disco and dance music, achieving great success in her native country. Since then, Abreu has been considered the first lady of Brazilian funk.

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