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Guinga began his music studies like a self-taught violonista in 13. Later, he’d deepen his apprenticeship of traditional violão. At 16, he started to create his personal compositions and in 1967, he offered one of these at II FIC (Rede Globo, Rio). In 1973, MPB-4 documented two of his tunes written using the illustrious Paulo César Pinheiro: “Conversa Com o Coração” and “Maldição de Ravel.” Usually flirting using the musical landscapes, but was struggling to earn a living in it (as much sincere performers in Brazil). He became a dental professional, but nevertheless authorized his like for the real Brazilian custom in looks as sideman in a number of samba albums since that time, just like the second single recording by Cartola documented in 1976, where he takes on the violão on “As Rosas Não Falam.” As an instrumentalist, he offers accompanied such performers as Beth Carvalho, Cartola, Alaíde Costa, Clara Nunes, and João Nogueira. His 1st single show is usually from 1989, where he performed in the Vou Vivendo nightclub (São Paulo) with Paulo César Pinheiro and Ithamara Koorax. His 1st single recording, Simples e Absurdo (Velas 1991), presented lyrics by Aldir Blanc and unique guests Chico Buarque, Cláudio Nucci, Leila Pinheiro, Paulinho Malaguti, Ivan Lins, Zé Renato, Leny Andrade, Become Happy, as well as others. His second recording is usually Delírio Carioca (Velas 1993), with unique guests Djavan, Boca Livre, and Leila Pinheiro. The 3rd recording, Cheio de Dedos (1996), is nearly completely instrumental, with unique guests Chano Dominguez, Diapasón, Chico Buarque, Nó em Pingo D’água, and Ed Motta. That one was granted using the Prêmio Clear in 1996 in three different categories: Greatest Instrumental Album, Greatest Instrumental Tune (“Dá o Pé Loro,” by Guinga), and Greatest Creation (Paulo Albuquerque). In 2000, they released a 4th record, Suíte Leopoldina (Velas), with particular guests Toots Thielemans (“Dos Anjos” and “Constance”), Chico Buarque/Nei Lopes (“Parsifal”), Alceu Valença (“Chá de Panela”), Ivan Lins (“Guia de Cego”), Lenine (“Mingus Samba”), and Ed Motta (“Par Constante”). Since 1993, he is becoming an international musician, performing on the Celebration Internacional de Guitarra (Cordoba, Spain), as well as the Celebration Braziliana — Jazz Home (Copenhagen, Denmark). His compositions have already been documented by such performers as Paulo César Pinheiro, Elis Regina, Cauby Peixoto, Leila Pinheiro, Sérgio Mendes, Turíbio Santos, as well as others.

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