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The Duofel was formed in 1977 with the instrumentalists/composers Fernando Melo and Luiz Bueno. Self-taught music artists, they became accustomed to one another in the town of São Paulo for the reason that 12 months, when they had been playing within the prog rock-band Boissucanga. Having created the duo, they departed instantly for a vacation through Pernambuco, Em virtude deíba, and Alagoas, playing in fairs and on roads, and absorbing the folkloric and rhythmic materials of Northeastern Brazil. Time for São Paulo in 1978, they started to back-up performers like Chico de Abreu and Tato Fischer, who launched these to the vocalist Tetê Espíndola, with whom the Duofel actually started as a specialist take action. In 1985, the duo participated within the Event dos Festivais, composing the set up and support Espíndola around the track “Escrito Nas Estrelas,” which received the event. Their collaboration with Espíndola lasted for seven years. In 1987, the duo released their first recording, the individually released Duofel Disco Blend, within the same 12 months where they received the Event of Instrumental Music of Avaré, São Paulo. In 1989, some displays with Espíndola and Arrigo Barnabé in Belgium (Brussels Jazz Event) and France yielded an invitation from the maker Rainer Skibb for the documenting of the recording, As Cores perform Brasil, released in European countries within the next 12 months. In 1993, touring European countries again, they fulfilled Sebastião Tapajós, with whom they performed within the Brazilian Acoustic guitar Night time in Germany, Austria, Belgium, and Liechtenstein. Upon their go back to Brazil, the duo documented their third recording, Duofel, that received five nominations for the Clear Prize and also won the Clear Prize to discover the best instrumental track, “Perform Outro lado perform Oceano.” Also in 1993, they opened up for Hermeto Pascoal. Pascoal loved their sound a lot that he asked the duo to try out with him before end from the tour. In 1994, the live recording Espelho das Águas/Ao Vivo designated their collaboration using the Indian percussionist Badal Roy (who experienced worked with Kilometers Davis and Ornette Coleman), who became truly thinking about the compositions from the duo. The Compact disc Children of Brazil (1996) experienced Hermeto Pascoal as arranger, who received the Prêmio Clear as greatest arranger with this work. The complicated plans by Pascoal pressured the duo to analyze new and uncommon tunings, for Pascoal published records that didn’t can be found in regular tunings. The duo accompanied by executing in Brazil and overseas (on the Summerstage, in NY, NY, with the Jazz ? Vienne in Lyon, France).

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Full Name Duofel
Music Songs A Tocaia, Norwegian Wood, Surfando no trem, Do outro lado do oceano, Jingle Bells Brazil, Tropicália, O Vôo da Harpia, Azul da cor da manteiga, A festa da vaquejada, "Amitav", Across the Universe, Visitando “Villa”, Aquarela do Brasil, Urubu malandro, Subindo a Rocinha, A Fuga de Djanira Metralha, Prá lá de Bangladesh, Vida de rua, Água de Poço, Água de Beber, The Fool on the Hill, "Caboquinha" do Braguinha, A caminho de Iracema, Pede, moleque!, Rio Negro e Solimões; o encontro, Sentimental, Reggae por nós, Diálogo, Depois da Chuva, Disparada, Procissão, Olho de Boi
Albums Duofel Plays The Beatles, Duofel Pulsando MPB, As Cores do Brasil, Espelho das Águas (Ao Vivo), Kids of Brazil, Precioso, Atenciosamente, Duofel, Duofel, Olho de Boi (Trilha Sonora Original para o Filme), Experimenta: Playing At Home / Lounge Eletrônico, Duofel 20, 5° comPasso Samba & Choro, Instrumental no CCBB

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