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Carlinhos Brown

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Privileged percussionist Carlinhos Brownish also discovered his way like a composer and vocalist, displaying all his musical virtues in a number of albums that have been released following 1996’s Alfagamabetizado. He has already established over 200 of his tracks documented by many interpreters like Marisa Monte (“Segue o Seco,” “Maria de Verdade,” “Arrepio,” “Magamalabares”), Gal Costa, Daniela Mercury (“Rapunzel,” “Rimas Irmãs”), Cássia Eller, Daúde (“Lavanda”), and Sepultura. A lot more than 30 of these reached the Brazilian best parade. Sérgio Mendes’s Brasileiro, which got five tracks by Dark brown, was granted with a Grammy. Dark brown also documented with Herbie Hancock. Carlinhos Brown’s 1st and most essential percussion coach was Mestre Pintado perform Bongô (Osvaldo Alves da Silva), with whom he discovered to highly respect the rich custom of Brazilian folklore (specifically that of Bahia). In 1980, Dark brown, already among the most-reputed percussionists in Bahia, worked well in a little recording organization in Salvador, where he refined his documenting and production abilities doing jingles. At exactly the same time, he switched his belief towards a synthesis of Brazilian rhythms with worldwide pop music, becoming one of the primary waves of globe music. His 1st composition going to the radios was “Visão Perform Ciclope,” documented by Luís Caldas in 1984. Within the next 12 months, he was asked by Caetano Veloso to become listed on his music group. Veloso documented Brown’s “Meia Lua Inteira” (Estrangeiro, 1989), that was later contained in the soundtrack from the cleaning soap opera Tieta. For the reason that period, Dark brown also caused Gilberto Gil and Gal Costa and participated in globe tours by titles like João Gilberto, Djavan, and João Bosco. Within the ’90s, he created the Timbalada, a drum music group with an increase of than 120 instrumentalists and performers which recorded many albums and created its own effective trajectory, which started within the Carnival of Bahia. The Timbalada was Brown’s 1st task that he focused on promoting social activities directed to youthful poor children from Salvador; among its goals, the task aimed to supply education for road children.

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth November 23, 1962
Profession Actor, Singer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Film Score Composer, Percussionist
Nationality Brazilian
Spouse Helena Buarque de Hollanda
Children Clara Buarque de Freitas, Francisco Buarque de Freitas, Nina Machado de Freitas, Leila Buarque de Freitas, Cecília Buarque de Freitas
Parents Renato Freitas, Madalena Santos
Siblings Gilson Freitas
Awards Latin Grammy Award for Best Portuguese Language Contemporary Pop Album, Goya Award for Best Original Song
Music Groups Tribalistas, Ilê Aiyê
Music Songs A Namorada, Let Me Take You to Rio, Tantinho, What Is Love, Ashansu, Dois Grudados, Sapo cai, Vc, o Amor e Eu, Batucada família, Pererê peralta, Seo Zé, Ô vida, Funky Monkey, Hino de Santo Antônio, Mariacaipirinha, A Gente Ainda Não Sonhou, Orgulho de Nós Dois, Covered Saints, Magalenha, Mil Verôes, Mares de ti, Bog la bag, Te Amo Família, Sambadream, Bola viva, O bode, Você Merece Samba, Pra Vizinho Olhar, Pandeiro-deiro, Garoa, Crendice, Argila
Albums Alfagamabetizado, Candombless, Carlinhos Brown Es Carlito Marrón, Tribalistas, Omelete Man, Marabô, Bahia do Mundo: Mito e Verdade, Artefireaccua (Incinerando o Inferno), Mixturada Brasileira, Diminuto, A Gente Ainda Não Sonhou, Adobró, Mil Verões: Greatest Hits
Nominations Academy Award for Best Original Song, Latin Grammy Award for Best Portuguese Language Song, Latin Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Latin Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Latin Grammy Award for Best Singer-Songwriter Album, International Viewer's Choice Award for MTV Brasil, Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro for Best Original Soundtrack
Movies Miracle of Candeal, Captains Of The Sands, Lower City, Òrun Àiyé – The Creation of the World, Bahea is My Life


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#Fact
1 Son of Madalena and Renato.
2 Father of a girl named Nina, who lives in Los Angeles with her mother.
3 Brother-in-law of actress Sílvia Buarque and Luísa Buarque de Hollanda.
4 Son-in-law of Marieta Severo and Chico Buarque
5 Children, with Helena (Lelê): Francisco Buarque de Freitas [b. 24 August 1996], Clara Buarque de Freitas [b. 23 November 1998], Cecília Buarque de Freitas [b. 25 December 2006 in Rio de Janeiro] and Leila Buarque de Freitas [b. 21 October 2009 in Rio de Janeiro].


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Brothers Grimsby 2016 writer: "Magalehna"
Cantoras do Brasil 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cássia 2014 Documentary writer: "E.C.T."
The Voice Brasil 2012-2014 TV Series performer - 12 episodes
2014 FIFA World Cup TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Dreamland TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Rio 2 2014 lyrics: "Let Me Take You to Rio", "Bola Viva", "Batucada Familia" / music: "Let Me Take You to Rio", "Real in Rio", "Poisonous Love", "Bola Viva", "Batucada Familia" / performer: "What Is Love Cast", "Let Me Take You to Rio", "Bola Viva", "Batucada Familia" / producer: "Bola Viva", "Batucada Familia" / writer: "Rio Rio"
Claudia Leitte: Axemusic - Ao Vivo 2014 Video writer: "Beijar na Boca / Insolação do Coração", "Faz Um", "Magalenha / Locomotion Batucada"
Meu Passado Me Condena: O Filme 2013 writer: "Toneladas de Desejo"
vem_aí 2013 TV Special performer: "Vem Aí" uncredited, "A Namorada", "Não Quero Dinheiro" / writer: "A Namorada"
Tu cara me suena 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Criança Esperança 2012 2012 TV Special performer: "Tastatá", "Um Novo Tempo" / writer: "Tastatá"
Claudia Leitte: Negalora - Íntimo 2012 Video documentary arranger: "GPS", "Repente Nega Lora" / performer: "Pra Todo Efeito Amantes Cinzas-Incidental", "Repente Nega Lora" / writer: "GPS", "Você Existe em Mim", "Magalenha", "Pra Todo Efeito Amantes Cinzas-Incidental", "Repente Nega Lora"
Avenida Brasil 2012 TV Series writer: "Depois"
As Brasileiras TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Bahêa Minha Vida: O Filme 2011 Documentary performer: "Hino do Esporte Clube Bahia"
Fast Five 2011 performer: "Carlito Marron" / writer: "Carlito Marron"
Rio 2011 lyrics: "Let Me Take You to Rio", "Sapo Cai", "Funky Monkey", "Forro Da Fruta" / music: "Real In Rio", "Let Me Take You to Rio", "Sapo Cai", "Funky Monkey", "Forro Da Fruta", "Fly Love", "Real in Rio New Home" / performer: "Let Me Take You to Rio", "Sapo Cai", "Funky Monkey", "Forro Da Fruta" / producer: "Real In Rio", "Sapo Cai", "Funky Monkey", "Forro Da Fruta", "Fly Love", "Real in Rio New Home"
De Pernas pro Ar 2010 writer: "Já Sei Namorar"
No me la puc treure del cap 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ti Ti Ti TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
American Idol 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cama de Gato 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Viver a Vida 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Som Brasil 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Claudia Leitte: Ao Vivo em Copacabana 2008 Video documentary performer: "Busy Man Sem Você" / writer: "Busy Man Sem Você", "Insolação do Coração"
Por Toda Minha Vida 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ó Paí, Ó 2007 writer: "Ralé"
Pé na Jaca 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Bubble 2006 writer: "Aganju"
Cobras & Lagartos 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Changing Times 2004 writer: "Tumba", "Okan bale"
Da Cor do Pecado 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mulheres Apaixonadas 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tribalistas 2002 Video writer: "Carnavália", "Um a Um", "Velha Infância", "Passe em Casa", "O Amor é Feio", "É Você", "Carnalismo", "Mary Cristo", "Anjo da Guarda", "Lá de Longe", "Pecado é Lhe Deixar de Molho", "Já Sei Namorar", "Tribalistas"
Acústico MTV: Cássia Eller 2001 writer: "E.C.T."
Sítio do Pica-Pau Amarelo 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Xuxa e os Duendes 2001 performer: "Duendes" / writer: "Duendes"
Porto dos Milagres 2001 TV Series performer: "Crendice" / writer: "Crendice"
Cássia Eller: Com Você Meu Mundo Ficaria Completo - Ao Vivo 2000 Video writer: "Mapa do Meu Nada"
Laços de Família 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cinderela Baiana 1998 performer: "Tour"
L.A. Without a Map 1998 performer: "Bog La Bag" / writer: "Bog La Bag"
Dance with Me 1998 writer: "Magalenha"
Speed 2: Cruise Control 1997 performer: "A Namorada" / writer: "A Namorada"
Surfavela 1996 Documentary "BOG LA BAG", "SEO ZE"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Marathon 2017 composer: theme music announced
Rio 2 2014 vocalist: Rio Singer
Claudia Leitte: Negalora - Íntimo 2012 Video documentary additional music producer
Rio 2011 musician: featured Brazilian percussionist / musician: whistler / vocalist: Rio singer
El milagro de Candeal 2004 Documentary musician

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rio 2 2014 Audition Bird (voice)
Rio 2011 Additional Voices (voice)
Xuxa e os Duendes 2001 Duende Músico
Navalha na Carne 1997
Speed 2: Cruise Control 1997 Singer (uncredited)

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Marathon 2017 announced
Capitães da Areia 2011
Cidade Baixa 2005
El milagro de Candeal 2004 Documentary
O Casamento de Louise 2001

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Flight of the Guitar: Dreaming of Paco De Lucia 2016 Documentary completed
The Voice Brasil 2012-2016 TV Series Himself - Coach
The Voice Kids 2016 TV Series Himself - Coach
Roberto Carlos Especial 2015 TV Series Himself
The Voice Web 2014 TV Series Himself
2014 FIFA World Cup 2014 TV Series Himself - Performer
Encontro com Fátima Bernardes 2013-2014 TV Series Himself
Esquenta! 2013 TV Series Himself
vem_aí 2013 TV Special Himself - Performer (uncredited)
Vídeo Show 2012-2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Mais Você 2012 TV Series Himself
Estrelas 2012 TV Series Himself
CQC: Custe o Que Custar 2012 TV Series Himself
Hay una cosa que te quiero decir 2012 TV Series Himself
Criança Esperança 2012 2012 TV Special Himself
Claudia Leitte: Negalora - Íntimo 2012 Video documentary Himself
El hormiguero 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 84th Annual Academy Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Achievement in Music, Original Song
Som Brasil 2011 TV Series Himself
Bahêa Minha Vida: O Filme 2011 Documentary Himself
Criança Esperança 2011 TV Movie Himself
Boom-Boom Tish-Tish: The Sounds of Rio 2011 Video short Himself
Brasil somos nós 2011 Documentary Himself
Altas Horas 2009 TV Series Himself
Ó Paí, Ó 2009 TV Series Himself
Claudia Leitte: Ao Vivo em Copacabana 2008 Video documentary Himself - Special Guest
Factor X 2007 TV Series Himself
El intermedio 2007 TV Series Himself
La mirada crítica 2007 TV Series Himself
La Rioja, tierra universal 2007 TV Movie Himself
El club 2005-2007 TV Series Himself
Noche Hache 2007 TV Series Himself
Babado Novo: Ver-te Mar 2007 Video Himself - Special Guest
O Aprendiz 2006 TV Series Himself
Chame Gente - A História do Trio Elétrico 2005 Video documentary Himself
Buenafuente 2005 TV Series Himself
La azotea de Wyoming 2005 TV Series Himself
En Nochebuena con los Lunnis y sus amigos 2004 TV Movie Himself
Música uno 2004 TV Series Himself
El milagro de Candeal 2004 Documentary Himself
Gala de presentación de la programación 2004/2005: Contamos todos 2004 TV Movie Himself
Lo + plus 2004 TV Series Himself
Entrevistas: Dando forma a internet 2004 TV Mini-Series Himself
Continuarà... 2004 TV Series Himself
La mandrágora 2004 TV Series Himself
Una altra cosa 2004 TV Series Himself
Raízes do Brasil: Uma Cinebiografia de Sérgio Buarque de Hollanda 2003 Documentary Himself
Tribalistas 2002 Video Himself
Gilberto Gil: Tempo Rei 2002 Video Himself
Sítio do Pica-Pau Amarelo 2001 TV Series Himself
Samba Riachão 2001 Documentary
MTV Video Music Brasil 1998 1998 TV Movie Himself - Host
Milton Nascimento: A Sede do Peixe 1997 Video documentary Himself
MTV Video Music Brasil 1997 1997 TV Movie Himself - Performer
Nulle part ailleurs 1996 TV Series Himself
MTV Video Music Awards Brasil 1995 1995 TV Special Himself - Performer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rock in Rio 2011 TV Series Himself
De par en par 2009 TV Series Himself
Mais Você 2012 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 ACIE Award ACIE Awards, Brazil Best Music (Melhor Trilha Sonora) Capitães da Areia (2011)
2005 Goya Goya Awards Best Original Song (Mejor Canción Original) El milagro de Candeal (2004) · Mateus

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song Rio (2011) · Sergio Mendes (music)
· Siedah Garrett (lyrics)
2012 Annie Annie Awards Music in a Feature Production Rio (2011) · Mikael Mutti
· Siedah Garrett
· Sergio Mendes
· John Powell
2012 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Song Rio (2011) · Jamie Foxx (Performer)
· Siedah Garrett (Writer)
2012 Cinema Brazil Grand Prize Cinema Brazil Grand Prize Best Original Music (Melhor Trilha Sonora Original) Capitães da Areia (2011)
2012 Jury Award Prêmio Contigo Cinema, Brazil Best Music (Melhor Trilha Sonora) Capitães da Areia (2011)
2007 Cinema Brazil Grand Prize Cinema Brazil Grand Prize Best Music (Melhor Trilha Sonora) Cidade Baixa (2005) · Beto Villares


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