Jorge Aragao

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Birthday
1, 1949
Birthplace
Rio Branco, Brazil
Birth Sign
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Birthday
1, 1949 (age 71)
Birthplace
Rio Branco, Brazil

About

Singer and multi-instrumentalist who is widely considered a legend in the Brazilian musical genres samba and pagode. He co-founded the influential group Grupo Fundo de Quintal before breaking out a solo artist with singles like "Ontem" and "Amigos...Amantes." 

Before Fame

He got his start playing guitar in various nightclubs in the Rio de Janeiro area. 

Trivia

He inspired the tribute album Samba Book: Jorge Aragão (2016), which was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award for Best Samba/Pagode Album. 

Family Life

He married Fatima Santos and has children named Vânia and Tânia. 

Associated With

He wrote the Elza Soares song "Malandro."