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Egberto Gismonti

Egberto Amin Gismonti (born December 5, 1947 in Carmo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a composer, guitarist and pianist. Gismonti began his formal music studies at the age of six on piano. After studying music for 15 years, he went to Paris to study orchestration and analysis with Nadia Boulanger and the composer Jean Barraqué, a disciple of Arnold Schönberg and Anton Webern. After his return to Brazil, Gismonti began to explore other musical genres.

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Da Lata

Da Lata was originally founded by musician and producer Chris Franck and DJ Patrick Forge in the summer of 1996. The idea for the project was to blend influences with modern sensibility incorporating both and elements in the music. Early experimentation came in the form of remixes rather than original material which proved to be a great way of honing the sound and at the same time gave exposure to the name.

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Mika Mendes

It must be hard, trying to start your own musical career, while your father is the famous Cape Verdian musician Boy gé Mendes. But Mika Mendes managed very well. He made his debut as a zouk musician on the compilation “alliança” and has since sung on many compilation albums, like those of Philip Monteiro. In 2005, he records the album Paulo & Mika (New style). A year later, he is contracted Nichols to take part on a Marcía abum.

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Milton Nascimento

Milton Nascimento (born 26 October, 1942) is a singer-songwriter who is considered one of the icons of Brazilian Music. Nascimento was born in Rio de Janeiro, and grew up in Três Pontas, Minas Gerais. His mother was the maid Maria do Carmo Nascimento. When he was just a few months old, the boy was adopted by the family for whom his mother had previously worked: the couple Josino Brito Campos (a banker, mathematics teacher and electronic technician) and Lília Silva Campos (a music teacher). He lived in the boroughs of Laranjeiras and Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro.

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Tupiniquin

Para Portugues ver abaixo Tupiniquin - from the English Oxford dictionary means simply: a Brazilian. Made in São Paulo his debut album dares sharing a diverse array of sounds out of the largest cultural urban centre in the southern hemisphere. In it, just like in São Paulo itself one can hear rock, afro-samba canção, bossa beats and the sounds of the "Tropicalistas". Like different races and tastes, colors and textures present in his city...

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