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Galo Preto

The group was formed out of sheer fun when friends Afonso Machado, José Maria Braga, and Alexandre Paiva begun to play together on Sundays following the weekly soccer game (peladas). After experienced composer/musician Claudionor Cruz’s positive evaluation, the Conjunto Galo Preto was produced. In the years to arrive, the group would generally firmly maintain their ideals of renovating the choro idiom without commercial concerns, getting viewed both nationally and internationally among the most significant choro groups. With their single work, they’ve followed serves like Nelson Cavaquinho, Hermeto Pascoal, Elton Medeiros, Raphael Rabello, Cartola, Elza Soares, Délcio Carvalho, Billy Blanco, Ademilde Fonseca, and many more. Having recorded just four single LPs, the initial (Galo Preto, RCA) premiered in 1978, in the same calendar year where they followed Cartola in the present Acontece. The unbiased Galo Preto (1981) implemented. Bem-Te-Vi, Galo Preto premiered in 1992 and was nominated for the Clear award. Só Paulinho da Viola (Leblon, 1995), focused on the well-known composer, acquired “Maxixe Perform Galo” written specifically by him because of this record. With Elton Medeiros and Nelson Sargento, they documented the Compact disc Só Cartola. The group in addition has been teaching classes throughout Brazil and executing overseas (Mexico, 1986, Sweden, 1991, and Portugal). In 1998, they symbolized Brazil on the Expo-98 in Lisbon, Portugal.

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