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Birthday
11, 1936
Birthplace
Irara, Brazil
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
11, 1936 (age 82)
Birthplace
Irara, Brazil

About

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who is considered a pioneer of the Brazilian Tropicália movement. He has been celebrated for releases like Estudando o Samba (1976), which was named as one of the 100 best albums in Brazilian history by Rolling Stone. 

Before Fame

He was raised in the small town of Irará in Bahia, Brazil and was heavily influenced by artists like Luiz Gonzaga.

Trivia

His career experienced a resurgence in the 90s when one of his albums was discovered by David Byrne, who immediately signed him to the Luaka Bop label. 

Family Life

He married Neusa Martins in 1971.

Associated With

He and Caetano Veloso were featured on the influential Tropicália compilation Tropicália: ou Panis et Circenses (1968).