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Maria Bethânia - 100% match to Gal Costa

Genres: World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Maria Bethânia Viana Tellas Veloso, 18 June 1946, Santa Amaro de Purificação, Bahia, Brazil. Born into a musical family, her brother is Caetano Veloso , Maria sang from an early age. From her early teens she was raised in Salvador where she began performing as an actress and singer. At the age of 16 she sang in Nelson Rodrigues’ musical Boca De Ouro Read more

Caetano Veloso - 90% match to Gal Costa

Genres: Jazz Latin 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

Gilberto Gil - 75% 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

Elis Regina - 60% 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

Céu - 53% match to Gal Costa

Genres: Funk World Music
Decades Active: 2000s
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Maria do Céu Whitaker Poças, 1980, São Paulo, Brazil. Singer-songwriter CéU (pronounced Sayou) was heralded alongside contemporaries Cibelle, Bebel Gilberto and Marisa Monte as a star of the new wave of Brazilian singer-songwriters to emerge at the start of the new millennium.Maria do Céu Whitaker Poças was ra Read more

Milton Nascimento - 43% match to Gal Costa

Genres: Jazz Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 October 1942, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Singer-songwriter Nascimento draws much of his inspiration from Brazil’s Portuguese heritage, where even the jolliest tune can be counted on to contain more than a frisson of melancholy. His biggest successes, both at home and abroad, came in the 70s with Milagre Dos Peixes (1973, re-released in the UK in 1990) and Milton (1977 Read more

Jorge Ben - 35% match to Gal Costa

Genres: Latin World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jorge Duilio Lima Menezes, 22 March 1942, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Singer-songwriter and guitarist Ben’s self-taught technique involves a highly skilled and fluent adaptation of samba with conventional western pop. He is often considered to be one of the finest exponents of MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira), a term that acknowledges the continuing evolution of Brazilian mu Read more


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