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Caetano Veloso - 76% match to Gal Costa

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Caetano Emanuel Vianna Telles Veloso, 7 August 1942, Santa Amaro da Purifacação, Bahia, Brazil. Veloso has been compared at times to Bob Dylan, John Lennon and Bob Marley - another way of saying he is a cultural icon who has managed to be both a traditionalist and a rebel, often at the same time. In the course of more than 30 years, Veloso has continuously cre Read more

Elis Regina - 53% match to Gal Costa

Genres: Jazz Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Elis Regina Carvalho Costa, 17 March 1945, Porto Alegre, Brazil, d. 19 January 1982, São Paulo, Brazil. Regarded as one of the finest singers from Brazil, Elis Regina attained legendary status in her native country before her death at age 36. For nearly two decades she was among the most popular performers in Brazil, and while a fierce dedication to her profession bro Read more

Gilberto Gil - 52% match to Gal Costa

Genres: Jazz Latin Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Gilberto Passos Gil Moreira, 29 June 1942, Salvador, Brazil. Singer-songwriter Gil - also a competent accordionist, guitarist, drummer and trumpeter - joined his first group, the Desafinados, in the mid-50s, and by the start of the 60s was making a living composing jingles for television commercials. Along with Caetano Veloso, Gil was one of the leading lights of the tropica Read more

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Chico Buarque - 24% match to Gal Costa

Genres: Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Francisco Buarque de Hollanda, 19 July 1944, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. One of Brazil’s most renowned songwriters, Buarque is both immensely popular and artistically innovative. Although he emerged alongside tropicalista artists such as Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil during the turbulent 60s, he never adopted their self-conscious, pop-orientated approach or their taste fo Read more

Daniela Mercury - 23% match to Gal Costa

Genres: Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Daniela Mercuri De Almeida Póvoas, 28 July 1965, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Singer-songwriter and producer Mercury is one of the main exponents of ‘sonido bahiano’, a style that combines the Brazilian music genres ‘axé’ and ‘samba reggae’. Building upon a foundation of percussive sounds, her work delivers an exuberant mix of upbeat C Read more

Maysa - 22% match to Gal Costa

Genres: Jazz R&B / Soul
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Simone - 22% match to Gal Costa

Genres: Vocals World Music
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Os Mutantes - 21% match to Gal Costa

Genres: Latin Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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The fact that Os Mutantes was ahead of its time is well illustrated by the fascination of late 90s North American alternative-rockers with the band’s mix-and-match aesthetic. Even in another language, the message is clear: everything’s fair game. For all the tripped-out sounds of the late 60s, there is little to compare to Os Mutantes’ combination of pop packagin Read more

Roberto Carlos - 21% match to Gal Costa

Genres: Jazz Latin Music Videos & Concerts World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Roberto Carlos Braga, 19 April 1941, Cachoeiro de Itapemerim, Espírito Santo, Brazil. Today Carlos is a Latin pop superstar whose stranglehold on glossy, romantic ballads is rivalled only by Julio Iglesias. Back in the 60s, however, he was a Brazilian rocker par excellence. With a mix of original songs and American hits sung in Portuguese, Carlos rode up the charts to Read more

Cibelle - 17% match to Gal Costa

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 2000s
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Cibelle Cavalli Bastos, 1978, São Paulo, Brazil. Unusually, singer-songwriter Cibelle cites San Francisco, USA-based sampling duo and Björk -collaborators Matmos among her inspirations, alongside more expected names such as Nina Simone, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Ella Fitzgerald. Matmos have constructed records from the sound of wet latex T-shirts, plastic surgery Read more

Djavan - 17% match to Gal Costa

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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27 January 1949, Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil. Djavan’s marriage of traditional South American rhythms with music drawn from Africa and Europe, including rock and pop, has made him successful in North America. Indeed, his music has been named ‘South American Global Pop’ in some quarters although it retains enough ethnic flavour to please its native audience Read more

Luiz Gonzaga - 15% match to Gal Costa

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 December 1912, Caicara, Pernambuco, Brazil, d. 2 August 1989, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. The lively dance music of north-east Brazil known as forró was all around Gonzaga during his childhood. He became adept at this fierce and sometimes raw musical form, which has at its core the instrumentation of accordion and percussion, the latter being played chiefly on the Read more


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