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Caetano Veloso

Brazilian composer, singer

Caetano Veloso

Brazilian composer, singer
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birthday
7th
August, 1942
Birth Place
Santo Amaro, Bahia, Brazil
Birth Sign
leo
Biography

Caetano Emanuel Viana Telles Veloso (Portuguese pronunciation: [kae’t nu emanu’ w vi’ n ‘t liz ve’lozu]; born August 7, 1942) is a Brazilian composer, singer, guitarist, writer, and political activist. Veloso first became known for his participation in the Brazilian musical movement Tropicalismo, which encompassed theatre, poetry and music in the 1960s, at the beginning of the Brazilian military dictatorship that took power in 1964. He has remained a constant creative influence and best-selling performing artist and composer ever since. Veloso has won nine Latin Grammy Awards and two Grammy Awards. On November 14, 2012, Veloso was honored as the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year.
Veloso was one of seven children born into the family of Jos Telles Velloso (Seu Zeca),[clarification needed] a government official, and Claudionor Viana Telles Veloso (Dona Can ),[clarification needed] a housewife. He was born in the city of Santo Amaro da Purifica o, in Bahia, a state in the eastern area of Brazil, but moved to Salvador, the state capital, as a college student in the mid-1960s. Soon after that, Veloso won a music contest and was signed to his first label. He became one of the founders of Tropicalismo with a group of several other musicians and artists–including his sister Maria Beth nia–in the same period. However the Brazilian military dictatorship viewed Veloso’s music and political action as threatening, and he was arrested, along with fellow musician Gilberto Gil, in 1969. The two eventually were exiled from Brazil and went to London where they lived for two years. In 1972, Veloso moved back to his home country and once again began recording and performing. He later became popular outside Brazil in the 1980s and 1990s.

instruments played
Guitar
Vocals
Associated Acts

Gilberto Gil Maria Beth nia Gal Costa Chico Buarque Os Mutantes Jorge Ben Jo o Gilberto David Byrne

Children

4; including Moreno Veloso

Genres

MPB Samba Bossa Nova tropic lia psychedelic rock folk rock

Occupation

Singer-songwriter writer political activist

Spouses

Andrea Gadelha (m. 1967; div. 1983) Paula Lavigne (m. 1986; div. 2004)

Years Active

1967 present

Name

Caetano Veloso

Nationality

Brazil

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