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Carlos Lyra

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Probably one of the most important performers from the bossa nova motion, Carlos Lyra was also an intellectual at the rear of the motion, forging new directions just like the protest music. Lyra wrote among the better moments from the bossa nova by himself or as well as illustrious companions like Vinícius de Moraes. With Roberto Menescal, Carlos Lyra produced a acoustic guitar academy that became a gathering point for potential performers like Edu Lobo, Marcos Valle, Nara Leão, and Ronaldo Bôscoli. In 1954, Geraldo Vandré interpreted his music “Menina” inside a festival; it had been documented within the next calendar year by Sílvia Telles. 3 years afterwards, Os Cariocas documented his “Criticando.” In 1959, João Gilberto included three of Lyra’s compositions: “Maria Ninguém,” “Lobo Bobo,” and “Saudade Fez um Samba” (the last mentioned two created with Bôscoli) in his Chega de Saudade (a landmark within the bossa nova genre). Lyra documented his first single album for the reason that calendar year, Carlos Lyra – Bossa Nova. Thinking about a more energetic politics militancy, Lyra had written soundtracks for takes on like Vianinha’s A Mais-Valia Vai Acabar, Seu Edgar. That same yr, Lyra fulfilled Vinícius de Moraes, with whom he’d create bossa nova classics like “Você e European union,” “Minha Namorada,” “Marcha da Quarta-Feira de Cinzas,” and “Coisa Mais Linda.” His sociable concerns got him towards the CPC (Popular Middle of Tradition), where he’d brew the protest music produced from the bossa nova, noticed by him along with other composers like Edu Lobo, Geraldo Vandré, and Chico Buarque as reactionary. The instant consequence of his social activity was a collaboration with Zé Kéti within the “Samba da Legalidade,” influencing the forming of the historical Opinião display, which got Nara Leão, Maria Bethânia, Zé Kéti, and João perform Vale in an extremely politicized text message. In 1962, Lyra participated within the Bossa Nova Event within the Carnegie Hall (NY). Within the next yr, Lyra had written the soundtrack from the film Bonitinha Mas Ordinária, over text message by Nelson Rodrigues. In 1964, he made an appearance within the Newport Event with Stan Getz, touring with him in the next yr through U.S, Canada, European countries, and Japan. In 1965, he also documented with Paul Winter season. From that yr on, he spent many years in Mexico, where he worked well intensively as author of soundtracks for brief subjects and takes on. In 1983, he began his collaboration with Paulo César Pinheiro. Four years later on, he performed in Spain with Caetano Veloso, Toquinho, and Nana Caymmi. In 1988, he performed in Japan with Leila Pinheiro as well as the Quarteto em Cy. In 1992, Lyra toured Spain and Portugal and performed in the Pescara Jazz Event as well as Gerry Mulligan and Gary Burton. In 1997, Lyra opened up the display 40 Years of Bossa Nova in Tokyo (Japan), as well as Roberto Menescal, Leila Pinheiro, and Astrud Gilberto.

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Full Name Carlos Lyra
Date Of Birth May 11, 1939
Profession Singer, Film Score Composer
Nationality Brazilian
Spouse Kate Lyra
Children Kay Lyra
Parents Helena Lyra Barbosa, José Domingos Barbosa
Siblings Maria Helena Lyra Fialho, Sérgio Henrique Lyra Barbosa
Music Songs Você e eu, Influência do jazz, Maria Ninguém, Saudade fez um samba, Coisa mais linda, Lobo bobo, Se é tarde me perdoa, Maria moita, Minha namorada, Sabe Você, Canção do subdesenvolvido, O Negócio É Amar, O orvalho vem caindo, Samba Do Carioca, Primavera, Canção que morre no ar, Aruanda, Mas também quem mandou, Herói Do Medo, Essa passou, Tem dó de mim, Gente do morro, Se quiseres chorar, Canção do Olhar Amado, Mister Golden, O barco e a vela, Só choro quando estou feliz, Rapaz de Bem, Nada Como Ter Amor, Pau de arara, Primeira Namorada, So Mesmo Por Amor
Albums The Sound of Ipanema, ...E no entanto é preciso cantar, Bossa Nova, Sambalanço, Mister Golden Records, Mestres da MPB, Tem do de Mim, Carioca de Algema, Bossa Nova (Original Bossa Nova Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1959) [feat. Baden Powell], Brazilian Bossa Nova Classics, Eu E Elas, Herói Do Medo, Saravá, A música brasileira deste século por seus autores e intérpretes: Carlos Lyra, Carlos Lyra, Vem do Amor (The Collection), Os Bossa Nova, 50 Anos De Música - Ao Vivo, Bossa Nova, Vol. 3, Só Não Vem Você, Mister Golden, Brasil Seleção (Sound do Brasil), Chora Tua Tristeza (27 Tracks - Digital Remastered), Caminho Do Adeus (Brazil!), Ciume, Bossa Nova / Carlos Lyra [The First Two 1961 Albums - Digitally Remastered], Gosto De Você, Rapaz de Bem, Nada Como Ter Amor, Bossa Nova King, Sem Saudade de Você (Music for Every Mood), Barquinho de Papel, Coleção Folha 50 anos de bossa nova, volume 5: Carlos Lyra, O Bem do Amor (Famous for Hits! Bossa Nova), Chora Tua Tristeza, Bossa & Brazil, Isto è Bossa Nova, Carlos Lyra (Original Bossa Nova Album Plus Bonus Tracks) [feat. Baden Powell]
Movies Eu Transo, Ela Transa, Patsy, My Love, The Priest and the Girl, Garrincha: Hero of the Jungle, Cat Skin


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Flores Raras 2013 performer: "Coisa Mais Linda" / writer: "Coisa Mais Linda"
As Brasileiras 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Por Toda Minha Vida TV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2007 - 2008 performer - 1 episode, 2007
Banda sonora 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Belíssima 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cronicamente Inviável 2000 writer: "Feio Não é Bonito"
Crônica da Cidade Amada 1997 writer: "Aruanda"
Georgia 1995 "TAKE ME TO ARUANDA"
Brasa Adormecida 1987 writer: "Coisa Mais Linda"
Para Viver Um Grande Amor 1984 writer: "Sabe Você?", "A Primavera"
A Revolta dos Anjos 1972 TV Series performer: "Minha Namorada" / writer: "Minha Namorada"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nos Tempos da Vaselina 1979
Amada Amante 1978
O Signo de Escorpião 1974
Um Edifício Chamado 200 1973
Eu Transo, Ela Transa 1972
Intimidades de una secretaria 1971
Patsy, mi amor 1969
Escuincles 1968 Documentary short
O Padre e a Moça 1966
Otto Lara Rezende ou... Bonitinha, Mas Ordinária 1965
Gimba, Presidente dos Valentes 1963
Garrincha - Alegria do Povo 1963 Documentary
Cinco vezes Favela 1962 segments "Escola de Samba Alegria de Viver", "Couro de Gato"
Couro de Gato 1962 Documentary short

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Die Andere 1986 TV Movie Marco
Nos Tempos da Vaselina 1979
O Signo de Escorpião 1974
Eu E a Moto 1972 TV Series
Um Candango na Belacap 1961
Pistoleiro Bossa Nova 1959

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Para Viver Um Grande Amor 1984 play
Intimidade 1975 additional dialogue

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cronicamente Inviável 2000 composer: song "Feio Não é Bonito"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Girl from Ipanema: Brazil, Bossa Nova and the Beach 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself
Som Brasil 2011 TV Series Himself
Por Toda Minha Vida 2007 TV Series Himself
Vinicius 2005 Documentary Himself
Coisa Mais Linda: Histórias e Casos da Bossa Nova 2005 Documentary HImself

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