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Chico Buarque

Brazilian singer-songwriter

Chico Buarque

Brazilian singer-songwriter
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birthday
19th
June, 1944
Birth Place
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Birth Sign
gemini
Biography

Francisco Buarque de Hollanda (born 1944), popularly known simply as Chico Buarque, is a Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, composer, playwright, writer, and poet. He is best known for his music, which often includes social, economic, and cultural reflections on Brazil.
The firstborn son of S rgio Buarque de Hollanda, Buarque lived at several locations throughout his childhood, though mostly in Rio de Janeiro, S o Paulo, and Rome. He wrote and studied literature as a child and found music through the bossa nova compositions of Tom Jobim and Jo o Gilberto. He performed as a singer and guitarist the 1960s as well as writing a play that was deemed dangerous by the Brazilian military dictatorship of the time. Buarque, along with several Tropicalist and MPB musicians, was threatened by the Brazilian military government and eventually left Brazil for Italy in 1969. However, he came back to Brazil in 1970, and continued to record, perform, and write, though much of his material was suppressed by government censors. He released several more albums in the 1980s and published three novels in the 1990s and 2000s.
In 2019, Buarque was awarded the Cam es Prize, the most important prize for literature in the Portuguese language.

Alma Mater

University of S o Paulo

Associated Acts

Caetano Veloso Milton Nascimento Tom Jobim Gilberto Gil Nara Le o Maria Beth nia Jo o Gilberto Edu Lobo

Children

S -lvia Buarque Helena Buarque Lu -sa Buarque

Genres

MPB Samba Bossa Nova Choro

Notable Work

Constru o "C lice"

Occupation

Singer-songwriter writer poet playwright

Spouses

Marieta Severo (m. 1966; div. 1999)

Years Active

1962 present

Name

Chico Buarque

Nationality

Brazil

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