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Antonio Carlos Jobim

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It has been said that Antonio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim was the George Gershwin of Brazil, and there is a solid ring of truth in that, for both contributed large bodies of songs to the ..more

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Arthur Verocai

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Brazilian folk-jazz composer and arranger Arthur Verocai was born in Rio de Janeiro on June 17, 1945. The product of a classical music education, he first earned widespread attention in 19 ..more

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Astrud Gilberto

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The honey-toned chanteuse on the surprise Brazilian crossover hit The Girl From Ipanema, Astrud Gilberto parlayed her previously unscheduled appearance (and professional singing debut) on the ..more

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Caetano Veloso

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A true heavyweight, Caetano Veloso is a pop musician/poet/filmmaker/political activist whose stature in the pantheon of international pop musicians is on a par with that of Bob Dylan, Bo ..more

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Celso Fonseca

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Influenced by Baden Powell, successful composer/producer/instrumentalist Celso Fonseca started in music at 12, having learned the guitar. At 19, he decided to dedicate himself to music as a prof ..more

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Djavan

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Djavan is a Brazilian composer, singer, and the owner of a respectable discography. His international success has taken him to the highest-ranking venues worldwide and his songs have been recorded ..more

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Ed Motta

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Ed Motta is an established vocalist/composer and a nephew of Tim Maia’s. He is linked to danceable music and more recently, to sophisticated MPB. He has been performing internationally and award ..more

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Egberto Gismonti

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Egberto Gismonti is world-renowned as a multi-instrumentalist and composer. He was profoundly influenced by Brazilian master Heitor Villa-Lobos, his works reflecting the musical diversity of Bra ..more

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Ivan Lins

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Renowned as a carioca songwriter, vocalist, and pianist, Ivan Lins recorded several albums for EMI Brasil and Reprise, as well as writing Brazilian standards. Born in 1945, Lins came to ..more

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Joao Gilberto

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Without Gilberto, Bossa nova would not have been what it is like now. Combined with Antonio Carlos Jobim’s brilliant compositions, Gilberto’s original approach with softly whispering singing and Batid ..more

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Jorge Ben

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While many of the performers during the heyday of Tropicalia and the rise of MPB (musica popular brasileira) opted for a more radical stance in their challenge to Brazil’s political and c ..more

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Joyce Moreno

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Over the course of an international career Joyce (aka Joyce Moreno) has recorded over 21 solo discs and over 300 of her songs by some of the greatest names in Brazilian and international musi ..more

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Marcos Valle

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Marcos Valle was the Renaissance man of Brazilian pop, a singer/songwriter/producer who straddled the country’s music world from the early days of the bossa nova craze well into the fusion-soaked s ..more

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Maria Rita

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Maria Rita took the MPB world by storm in 2003 with her debut album, winning all kinds of awards and crossing over abroad in light of her mammoth success. The beautiful and beautiful-sounding yo ..more

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Marisa Monte

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The most acclaimed female vocalist to arise in Brazil during the 1990s, Marisa Monte is known best for her exquisite voice as well as her international popularity, yet she’s also accomplished in ot ..more

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Milton Nascimento

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International singing superstar and songwriter Milton Nascimento may have his roots in Brazil, but his songs have touched audiences all over the world. Born in Rio, Nascimento’s adoptive parents ..more

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Nara Leao

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Nara Leao, the Musa da Bossa Nova (Bossa Nova’s Muse, as she is affectionately known), was a prominent figure in bossa nova. She didn’t restrict herself as a bossa nova singer, though, and wa ..more

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Sergio Mendes

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For most of the second half of the ’60s, Sergio Mendes was the top-selling Brazilian artist in the United States, charting huge hit singles and LPs that regularly made the Top Five. His records wit ..more

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