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Eliane Elias

Eliane Elias (b. 1960) is a Brazilian jazz composer, pianist, and singer. Born on the 19th March 1960 in São Paulo, Brazil, Elias started learning to play the piano at the age of seven, and was transcribing solo portions of her parents’ jazz records by the age of twelve. After studying for six years (and teaching by the age of fifteen) at Brazil’s prestigious Free Centre of Music Apprenticeship, she continued her classical education with Amilton Godoy and Amaral Vieria.

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Luka

There are multiple artists and groups with the name Luka. 1) Brazilian singer Luka started playing the guitar at the age of 7. At 16, when she was known as Luciana Lima, she already performed in bars and clubs of Rio Grande do Sul using only her guitar and her incredible voice, she even performed at Planeta Atlântica, one of the most important music festivals in Brazil.
“I can’t say when I decided to become an artist, music was always part of my life.

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Forro In The Dark

Forro in the Dark is a Brazilian band formed in New York City during 2002. Currently, the band is Mauro Refosco on Zabumba and Vocals; Gilmar Gomes on Percussion and Vocals; Davi Vieira on Percussion and Vocals; Guilherme Monteiro on Guitar and Vocals; Jorge Continentino on Pifano, Baritone Sax and Vocals; and Smokey Hormel on Baritone Guitar, Slide Guitar and Vocals. From the band's website (http://www.forrointhedark.com/about.html) about what exactly "forro" entails:

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Gilberto Gil

Gilberto Gil (born 26 June 1942) is a Brazilian singer, guitarist and songwriter, and (until very recently) the country's Minister of Culture. Gil is best known for his late 1960s tropicalismo recordings, including "Roda", "Lunik 9", and "Domingo No Parque". Elis Regina recorded many of his songs. He began his career as a bossa nova musician, but soon began writing songs that reflected a new focus on political awareness and social activism, along with fellow singer Caetano Veloso.

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Witchhammer

There are many acts called Witchhammer: 1. A Thrash Metal band from Brazil, active since 1986 with four full length albums under their belt.
2. Speed/Power/Thrash Metal group from Norway, formed in 1986 as well.
3. A Black Metal band from Ireland with one demo 'Neo Nazarene'.
4. A Heavy Metal one from Germany; created in 2000 and since releasing 2003's Raise Hell has been inactive.
5. Poland has a Black/Thrash Metal act that released a single demo 'Raped Reality' in 1999.

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Elza Soares

Owner of a distinctive, harsh voice (even if considering the conspicuous Armstrong mannerisms), Elza Soares is one of the most swinging samba singers, the peak of her success achieved in the late sixties. Soares always had her artistic career complicated by her personal life, which certainly impeded her of enjoying a more widespread popularity. Soares lived in extreme poverty throughout her childhood and teens.

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