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Chico César


Chico César is a fresh composer/interpreter revealed in 1995. His compositions certainly are a mix of sociable criticism and laughter, with solid musical influences from the folklore from the northeast, having been documented by performers like Elba Ramalho, Daniela Mercury, Zizi Possi, Emílio Santiago, as well as the Argentinean Pedro Aznar. Maria Bethânia select his music “A Força que Nunca Seca” because the title tabs on among her CDs. César offers documented four CDs up to now and it has been touring internationally since 1995. He started to work at an archive store at eight. In the next year, he started to play in the music group Super Som Mirim. At 16, he relocated to João Pessoa for his senior high school research, concentrating on journalism and, at exactly the same time, playing within the group Jaguaribe Carne, which caused vanguard poetry. At 21, he relocated to São Paulo, quickly becoming familiar with members from the vanguarda paulista (São Paulo’s vanguard) music artists like Arrigo Barnabé and Itamar Assumpção. While operating in a daily gig like a journalist, he continuing to boost his violão playing and compositions, recognizing live shows and starting to collect a faithful lover target audience. In 1991, he visited European countries where performed with achievement in Germany. Upon coming back, he made a decision to forego journalism and dedicate himself specifically to music. Developing the music group Cuscuz Clã (a pun using the hated anti-Negro corporation), he documented the Compact disc Aos Vivos in 1995, created independently, and later on offered to Velas, where he followed himself within the violão in a live documented show. The recording had as visitor celebrities Lenine and Larry Goldin (retrieved from ostracism, after a significant contribution to Tropicalia). “Mama África” and “À Primeira Vista” became strikes, so when Daniela Mercury documented the latter within an interpretation which was contained in the main cleaning soap opera Rei perform Gado, his popularity was solidified. The achievement of critique arrived in 1996, with Cuscuz Clã (MZA/Polygram), which granted him the Prêmio Clear as Revelation (1995) and APCA’s as Greatest Composer. The clip “Mama África” received the Prêmio MTV Music Honours as Greatest 1996 MPB VideoClip como Melhor VideoClip. “À Primeira Vista” received the Best Music prize from the Troféu Imprensa (SBT) and was contained in a Compact disc by Argentinean superstar Pedro Aznar. Lokua Kanza, Dominguinhos, Arrigo Barnabé, and Paulo Moura, amongst others, participated on his third record, Beleza Mano, and in 2000, he released a 4th, Mama Mundi. Having brand-new partnerships in music with his previous idolLokua Kanza, César toured European countries six situations in 2000, executing for the next time on the Montreux Celebration (Switzerland).

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Full Name Chico César
Profession Journalist, Politician, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Film Score Composer
Nationality Brazilian
Parents Francisco Gonçalves, Etelvina Ambrosina de Lima
Music Songs Mama África, À Primeira Vista, Pensar em você, Estado de Poesia, Por que você não vem morar comigo?, Onde Estara o meu Amor, Mulher Eu Sei, Deus Me Proteja, Pedra de Responsa, paraiba, meu amor, Filme triste, A Prosa Impúrpura Do Caicó, Béradêro, Respeitem meus cabelos, brancos, Reis do Agronegócio, Alma Não Tem Cor, Mand'Ela, Quando eu Fecho os Olhos, Se Você Viajar, De uns tempos pra cá, Pétala Por Pétala, A força que nunca seca, Papo Cabeça, Benazir, Clandestino, Templo, You, Yuri, Templo / San Vicente / Lia de Itamaracá, Saharienne, Caracajus, Folia de Pr ncipe, Odeio Rodeio
Albums Aos Vivos, Cuscuz Clã, Estado de Poesia, Mama Mundi, Cantos e Encontros de uns tempos pra cá, De uns tempos pra cá, Beleza Mano, Brincadeira, Francisco, forró y frevo, Respeitem Meus Cabelos, Brancos, VIP Collection, Top Hits
Nominations Latin Grammy Award for Best Portuguese Language Song, Brazilian Music Awards - Pop / Rock / Reggae / Hiphop / Funk: Male Singer

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Entre Idas e Vindas 2016 writer: "Felicidade"
Os Homens São de Marte... E é pra Lá que Eu Vou! 2014 writer: "Felicidade"
Criança Esperança 2012 2012 TV Special performer: "Mama África" - as Chico Cesar / writer: "Mama África" - as Chico Cesar
Encuentro en el Estudio TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2012 music - 1 episode, 2012
Do Começo ao Fim 2009 performer: "Se Chovesse Você"
Páginas da Vida 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Belíssima 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Favela Rising 2005 Documentary performer: "Mama África" / writer: "Mama África"
Terra Speranza 2002 TV Series performer: "Templo" / writer: "Templo"
Central Station 1998 performer: "Mama África" / writer: "Mama África"

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Central Station 1998 composer: song: "Mama África"



Som Brasil 2013 TV Series Himself
Criança Esperança 2012 2012 TV Special Himself
Rio 2007 Pan American Games Opening Ceremony 2007 TV Movie Himself
Vozes do Brasil doc(o)mentado 2004 Documentary short Himself

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