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Maria Creuza

Vinicius de Moraes’ preferred interpreter, Maria Creuza had success with many songs compiled by Antônio Carlos Pinto (her spouse) and Jocafi. Having also documented and toured with Moraes (European union Sei Que Vou Te Amar, 1972), she experienced her albums released in European countries and Japan, where she performed frequently. Her biggest strikes had been “Apelo” (Baden Powell/Vinicius de Moraes), “European union Disse Adeus” (Roberto Carlos), “Pois É” (Chico Buarque/Tom Jobim), “Feijãozinho Com Torresmo” (Walter Queiroz), “Festa no Terreiro de Alaketu” (Antônio Carlos Pinto), “Mas Que Doidice” (Antônio Carlos/Jocafi), and “European union Sei Que Vou Te Amar” (Jobim/de Moraes). Having accomplished local popularity because the crooner of the group Les Ladies, Maria Creuza began to perform in radio and Television, hosting the display Encontro com Maria Creuza (Television Itapoã, Salvador, Bahia) for four years. Since 1965, she was associated with composer Antônio Carlos Pinto, from the duo Antônio Carlos & Jocafi, and in 1966, Creuza participated within the celebration O Brasil Canta (Brazil Sings, Television Excelsior), interpreting “Se Não Houvesse Maria” (Antônio Carlos). In 1967, Creuza interpreted “Festa no Terreiro de Alaketu” (Antônio Carlos) within the III Celebration de Música Popular Brasileira/FMPB (Celebration of Brazilian Popular Music, Television Record), released as an individual within the same calendar year. She would end up being appointed the very best Interpreter and obtain third put in place 1969 on the IV Celebration Universitário (School Celebration, Rio) for the structure “Mirante” (Aldir Blanc/César Costa Filho), having provided within the same calendar year “Catendê” (Antônio Carlos/Jocafi) on the V FMPB. In 1970, Creuza performed with Vinicius de Moraes and Dori Caymmi in Punta del Este (Uruguay), getting the present being documented live and released as an LP. In 1972, she toured France and Italy. 2 yrs later, she gained second place on the II World Celebration of Popular Music, in Tokyo, Japan, with “Que Diacho de Dor” (Antônio Carlos/Jocafi).

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