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Gretchen

Relying in her dizzying curves and hot dance design, the Carioca vocalist Gretchen (sister of Sula Miranda’s, with whom she held within their teens the short-lived group As Melindrosas) premiered in the past due 70’s by Mister Sam, soon executing around Brazil using the group Záccaro. After her Television debut on the Sílvio Santos present, she was asked to record “Dance BESIDE ME”, but big strikes (“Freak Le Increase Increase”, “Melô perform Piripiri”, “Conga Conga Conga” “I REALLY LIKE You/Je T’Aime”) emerged just between 1980-2 with I AM Gretchen, Me and you and Lonely. For the reason that period she became a recognition phenomenon, having becoming probably one of the most effective Brazilian artists, carrying out shows from the hundreds and appearing frequently in the most well-known Television programmes just like the types hosted by Chacrinha, Sílvio Santos, Raul Gil and Bolinha. Using the decrease of her vogue in the 80’s, despite her attempts in the exploration of fresh fashionable rhythms just like the lambada, she changed into Protestantism and became a gospel vocalist. In the 90’s her strikes became cults in the Brazilian elegant dance flooring, and, using the achievement of similarly formed and styled performers/dancers like Carla Perez as well as others exposed by É o Tchan and its own epigones, Gretchen was finally known as the pioneer of a method.

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