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Elba Ramalho

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Picture in the event that you will a lady performer would you everything: vocalist, songwriter, manufacturer, outrageously colorful performer, sexually provocative, very attractive, never demure and submissive, frequently controversial, in addition to a talented professional — zero, not Madonna — think that Brazil, think that Elba Ramalho. Blessed in 1941, Elba Ramalho is really a dizzying drive of nature and something of the very most effective and well-known vocalists to emerge from Brazil’s northeast. A veritable Renaissance girl: top notch handball participant, drummer, pupil of sociology, Ramalho provided everything up in the middle-70s to check out Rio and present performing and performing a go with the music group Quintero Violado. Her initial single record, 1979’s Ave de Prata, premiered to great acclaim and, nearly right away, Elba Ramalho became a superstar. A robust performer, Ramalho sings not merely traditional Brazilian designs but during the period of her profession provides most quite easily into rock and roll, funk, salsa, and Caribbean music. Supported by the sensational Banda Rojao, Ramalho (like Madonna, as well as Tina Turner) live can be an knowledge: glitzy, gorgeous, bumping and milling in her impossibly brief dresses, cavorting with her dancers and online backup singers — to state she actually is flamboyant can be an understatement (for aural records have a look at her 1989 discharge Elba ao Vivo). But if she was merely flamboyant and acquired no skill she’d be forget about interesting than Charro. The truth is that Ramalho, with all the current pomp and situation intact, is really a daring performer performing songs about self-reliance for Brazil’s northeast (“Nordeste Independente”), in addition to paeans to the easy joys of offering it up and obtaining down. While she look like American symbols like Madonna and Tina Turner, but make no mistake, despite any superficial commonalities Elba Ramalho is normally her own girl, no comparisons perform her justice.

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Full Name Elba Ramalho
Profession Actor, Poet, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter
Children Luã Mattar, Maria Paula Ramalho, Maria Esperança Lopes, Maria Clara Lopes
Parents João Nunes de Souza, Maria Geni Ramalho
Siblings Eracliton Nunes Ramalho, Vavá Ramalho, Everton Nunes Ramalho, João Nunes Filho, Everaldo Nunes Ramalho
Awards Latin Grammy Award for Best Brazilian Roots Album, Latin Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Brazilian Roots Album, Brazilian Music Awards - Regional: Female Singer, Brazilian Music Awards - Regional: Album
Music Songs De Volta Pro Aconchego, Sanfoninha Choradeira, Bate Coração, Frevo Mulher, Banho de cheiro / Frevo mulher, Frisson, Ciranda Da Rosa Vermelha, Nordeste Independente, Entre o Céu e o Mar, É D’Oxum, Chorando e cantando, Gostoso Demais, O Xote Das Meninas, Sabiá, Forro do Xenhenhém, A natureza das coisas, O Princípio Do Prazer, Amplidão, Paralelas, Vem, morena, Distante d'Ocê, Na Base da Chinela / Qui Nem Giló / Eu Só Quero um Xodó, Oferendar, No som da sanfona, Chão de Giz, Canta coração, Na base da chinela, Banquete de signos, Neném Mulher, Petrolina - Juazeiro, Amor com Café, Canção da Despedida
Albums O grande encontro, Marco Zero Ao Vivo, Cordas, Gonzaga e Afins, Do Meu Olhar pra Fora, Capim do Vale, O Grande Encontro 2, O Grande Encontro 3, Flor da Paraíba, São João Carioca, Qual o Assunto Que mais Lhe Interessa?, Felicidade Urgente, Coração Brasileiro, Remexer, Elba canta Luiz, Brincadeiras de Roda, Estórias e Canções de Ninar, Baião De Dois, Leão do Norte, Ave de prata, Balaio De Amor, Elba - Ao Vivo, Do Jeito Que A Gente Gosta, Cirandeira, Fogo na Mistura, Devora-Me, Encanto, Elba ao Vivo, Alegria, Elba, Popular Brasileira, Paisagem, Cordas, Gonzaga e Afins (Sagrama e Encore), Box O Grande Encontro, Baioque, O Grande Forró de Elba Ramalho, O Grande Encontro 20 Anos: Alceu, Elba e Geraldo (Ao Vivo), Fruto, Maxximum - O Melhor Do Grande Encontro, Elba Romantica, A Arte De Elba Ramalho, O Forró de Elba Ramalho, Seleção Essencial Grandes Sucessos - Elba Ramalho, 20 Grandes Sucessos De Elba Ramalho, Vinteum Xxi - 21 Grandes Sucessos
Nominations Brazilian Music Awards - MPB: Female Singer, Brazilian Music Awards - MPB: Album
Movies Ópera do Malandro, Viva Saint John!, Lambada, Prova de Fogo, República dos Assassinos, Opera do Molandro


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Justiça 2016 TV Mini-Series performer: "Risoflora"
Êta Mundo Bom! 2016 TV Series performer: "Distante D'ocê" / writer: "Distante D'ocê"
vem_aí 2013 TV Special performer: "Vem Aí" - uncredited
Som Brasil 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
A Vida da Gente 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Caras & Bocas 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Por Toda Minha Vida 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Páginas da Vida 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Prova de Amor 2005 TV Series performer: "Mulher
Alma Gêmea 2005 TV Series performer: "Estrada do Sertão"
Porto dos Milagres 2001 TV Series performer: "Entre o Céu e o Mar"
Suave Veneno 1999 TV Series performer: "Casa, Comida e Paixão"
O Cangaceiro 1997 performer: "Mulher Rendeira", "Se Eu Soubesse"
Tropicaliente 1994 TV Series performer: "Coração da Gente"
Vamp 1991 TV Series "Felicidade Urgente"
Malandro 1986 performer: "Las Muchachas de Copacabana", "Palavra de Mulher", "O Meu Amor"
Roque Santeiro 1985 TV Series performer: "De Volta pro Aconchego"
Para Viver Um Grande Amor 1984 performer: "A Violeira"
Os saltimbancos Trapalhões 1981 performer: "A Cidade dos Artistas"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alabê de Jerusalém 2006 Video Mulher curada
Sai de Baixo 1997 TV Series Cidamar
Mandacaru 1997 TV Series Beata
Não Fuja da Raia 1996 TV Series
Lambada 1990/II
Malandro 1986 Margot
Para Viver Um Grande Amor 1984
Morte e Vida Severina 1981 TV Movie
Prova de Fogo 1980 Lourdes - 'Saint's mother'
República dos Assassinos 1979 Beggar
Morte e Vida Severina 1977
Trem Fantasma 1976

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Almanaque Musical com Marisa Orth 2015 TV Series Herself - Panelist
Encontro com Fátima Bernardes 2014 TV Series Herself
SuperStar 2014 TV Series Herself
Bela Cozinha 2014 TV Series Herself
Dominguinhos 2014 Documentary Herself
Via Sacra do Jovem Solidário 2013 TV Special Herself - Intérprete
Flor do Caribe 2013 TV Series Herself
Esquenta! 2013 TV Series Herself
Fantástico 2012 TV Series documentary Herself
CQC: Custe o Que Custar 2011-2012 TV Series Herself
Som Brasil 2008-2012 TV Series Herself
Roberto Carlos - Emoções Sertanejas 2010 Video Herself
Alô, Alô, Terezinha! 2009 Documentary
O Homem que Engarrafava Nuvens 2009 Documentary Herself
Por Toda Minha Vida 2008 TV Series Herself
Linha Direta 2005 TV Series Herself
HermanSIC 2004 TV Series Herself
Nelson Gonçalves 2002 Herself
Viva São João! 2002 Documentary Herself
Rock in Rio 1985-2001 TV Series Herself - Performer / Herself
Jet 7 1996 TV Series Herself (1998)
Especial Leandro e Leonardo 1992 TV Movie Herself
Programa Raul Gil 1967 TV Series Herself (2007)
Altas Horas 2009-2016 TV Series Herself

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Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rock in Rio 2011 TV Series Herself

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