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Gal Costa

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Biography

Maria da Graça Costa Penna Burgos, 26 September 1945, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Costa is the most illustrious female singer of the tropicália movement, a chameleonic performer who has been equal parts hippie, sex symbol, carnival participant and political activist. From the start of her musical career in the mid-60s, she had some pretty illustrious classmates: Caetano Veloso and Maria Bethânia, who, in turn, introduced her to Gilberto Gil. It was an explosive team, eager to... Read more

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bossa nova
brazilian
mpb
tropicalia
female vocalists
brasil
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