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Paulinho da Viola

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Paulinho da Viola was created within a musical environment. His dad, the classical guitar participant (violonista) César Faria, proved helpful within the renowned choro group Época de Ouro, whose head was the renowned Jacó perform Bandolim. Those grave gentlemen — chorõha sido, that’s, preservers from the lengthy custom of choro — made an appearance at Faria’s home weekly, and Jacó, along with his baritone shade, always demanded full silence because of their rehearsals. Small Paulinho da Viola was raised hearing those wonderful seems, a true section of background of Brazil, and these circumstances of identification created his personality for his very existence. Usually a combative supporter of accurate, indigenous samba and choro, he by no means quit his ideals to meet up commercial achievement. Unexpectedly, this method of sincerity worked well well, and also if he never really had any problems offering out the complete printing of his information, he defeat his own regular with 1996’s Bebadosamba, which brought him his 1st platinum record, with 100,000 information sold; an excellent feat for totally anti-commercial, real samba-of-the-hills music. Facing the opposition of his dad, who desired him to check out a “severe profession,” youthful Paulinho da Viola discovered by himself his dad’s device, the violão. He tells this tale in his samba “Catorze Anos.” Later on he would study from Zé Maria, a renowned composer and friend from the family members. In 1959, he meet up with an important physique of Brazilian well-known music, Chico Soares, nicknamed Canhoto da Em virtude deíba. Canhoto, or “Left-Handed,” was an incredible violonista who used the strings established as if for the right-handed participant. He heavily inspired the youthful musician to deepen his apprenticeship, and Paulinho da Viola shortly developed a choro structure, that was unrecorded. His initial samba, from 1962, “Pode ser Ilusão,” unrecorded aswell, emerged when he had been frequenting the samba college União de Jacarepaguá. This college isn’t as traditional because the one he’d join afterwards, Portela, being a composer, nonetheless it was practical. It was situated in the same community as his aunt’s house, where he’d spend his weekends; he’d be permitted to have more independence regarding venturing out during the night than he’d appreciate under his father’s hands. Even after that, he met essential sambistas and composers there, like Catoni and Jorge Mexeu. They activated him to look additional in his participation with music, and within the next season, asked by his cousin Oscar Bigode, who was simply the drums movie director (diretor de bateria) for the Portela samba college, he changed because of this one. Within the introductory overall performance, in the Nozinho’s pub, Paulinho fulfilled great titles of samba: João da Gente, Jair perform Cavaquinho, Zé Keti, Casquinha. He demonstrated his samba “Recado,” that he only experienced made the A component. Casquinha loved it, and produced the bridge in the location. Within the same blow, Paulinho was approved as author of a significant samba college, and experienced as partner a renowned inventor. For the time being, he continuing his research in accounting also to are a loan provider clerk. 1 day, he previously to attend a customer who was simply the poet Hermínio Bello de Carvalho, an individual viscerally associated with well-known music, gatherings (rodas) of choro and samba, etc. Paulinho acquired already fulfilled him in a few of these rodas, plus they became good friends, with Hermínio learning to be a partner and passionate instigator of his profession. Still in 1963, Hermínio presented Paulinho to Cartola, who end up being the great impact in the last design of Paulinho’s profession. At this time, the Zicartola (cafe and showroom hosted by Cartola and operate by his wife Zica) was at complete vapor, and Paulinho begun to play there, either violão or cavaquinho, associated other performers and composers or himself, interpreting other’s songs. After that, Zé Keti urged him showing his very own compositions. Therefore, from 1964 on, he’d provide his compositional function real impetus. Another calendar year was included with two essential marks on his profession: the Rosa de Ouro musical, as well as the recording from the LP Roda de Samba. The display was directed by Hermínio Bello de Carvalho and offered in Rio, São Paulo, and Bahia. Performers Clementina de Jesus and Aracy Cortes had been associated with the Cinco Crioulos: Élton Medeiros, Nélson Sargento, Anescarzinho, Jair perform Cavaquinho, and Paulinho (who experienced simply received his nickname “da Viola” from Zé Keti and journalist Sérgio Cabral). The LP, originally designed to become just a tape for recommendation of repertoire for performers, was received with curiosity by recording organization Musidisc, which made a decision to record the recording. It was carried out by the Cinco Crioulos group (apart from Nélson Sargento), which, strengthened by Zé Keti and Oscar Bigode, was renamed A Voz perform Morro (The Hill’s Tone of voice). Between the songs there have been currently three by Paulinho: “Coração Vulgar,” “Conversa de Malandro,” and “Jurar com Lágrimas.” The knowledge was this type of commercial achievement that Musidisc made a decision to make another LP within the same calendar year of 1965, Roda de Samba II (that one using the same development, and with the addition of Nélson Sargento). Paulinho was starting to certainly be a great singer, besides being truly a great composer. This record includes two of his sambas, “Recado” and “Responsabilidade.” Both of these sincere records, focused toward the enrollment of 100 % pure traditional samba music from the carioca hillsides, were considered the very best of Year with the critics. The complete printing of both was quickly sold-out, but Paulinho commented about having noticed very little cash. This success hook them up to the map of the larger recording businesses, and RGE employed the Voz perform Morro to some other LP, documented in 1966, where Paulinho sings his “Sinhá Não Disse,” a samba de partido alto. In 1966, he gained the Carioca Carnival competition for his college Portela, along with his samba enredo “Memórias de um Sargento de Milícias.” Within this same calendar year, Paulinho documented with Elton Medeiros the LP Na Madrugada, including his sambas “Arvoredo,” “Catorze Anos,” “Momento de Fraqueza,” “Minhas Madrugadas,” (with Candeia), “Jurar com Lágrimas,” and “Rosa de Ouro” (with Elton and Hermínio de Carvalho), once again through RGE. Once again in 1966, he gained the third put in place the key II Celebration of Brazilian Popular Music of Record Television, with “Canção Em fun??o de Maria” (with Capinam), interpreted by Jair Rodrigues, and followed Clementina de Jesus on the Celebration of Dark Arts in Dakar, Senegal. Within the next yr, Odeon released Rosa de Ouro, Vol. II. In 1968, Paulinho accomplished sixth put in place the I Bienal perform Samba with “Coisas perform Mundo, Minha Nega,” interpreted by himself, which will be included on his 1st single LP for Odeon, Paulinho da Viola. The FBPM of Record Television of that yr brought him a predicament with Portela. Hermínio got asked Paulinho to compose a music that he’d use within a musical, that was under no circumstances released. The music, interpreted by Elza Soares, was known as “Sei Lá, Mangueira,” with Mangueira being truly a rival college of Portela’s. Paulinho didn’t expect it to move the competition, however it made it towards the finals, and Paulinho acquired to make a convincing description towards the Portelenses. Up coming calendar year, on the V FBPM, he gained the first place along with his masterpiece “Sinal Fechado,” exhibiting an alternative profile being a composer. Right here, the expansiveness and simpleness from the hillsides’ expression provides method to a reflexive, musically even more elaborate experience. 1970 brought him an excellent happiness, along with his very long, hard-to-remember lyrics for “Foi um Rio que Passou em Minha Vida” becoming sung from the masses in the Carnival. For the reason that same yr, Odeon released a fresh LP using the same name of that music, and Paulinho created for RGE the LP Portela, Passado de Glória, a compilation from the older masters of the institution, with his dad present for the violão. In 1971, Paulinho released another LP on Odeon, spending homage to Nelson Cavaquinho with the samba “Sol e Pedra.” In 1972, he released another LP for Odeon, A Dança da Solidão, and performed on the R.F.A. and in Austria with Maria Wagerânia, Jorge World, Sebastião Tapajós, Terra Trio, and Pedro Sorongo. In 1973, with Sérgio Cabral, Paulinho made the present Sarau, performed within the Teatro da Lagoa, Rio, where he reintroduced the choro group Época de Ouro to a fresh era of middle-class individuals who acquired already ignored the miracles of choro music, his previous interest. Still in 1973, Odeon problems the LP Nervos de Aço, which acquired unhappy overtones reflecting his latest parting from his wife Isa Souza Dantas. He’d only record once again in 1975, with Amor ? Natureza (Odeon), after Dantas’ come back. The next yr, EMI released his double recording Memórias 1: Cantando and Memórias 2: Chorando. In 1977, Paulinho released the LP Paulinho da Viola, and within the next season another LP beneath the same name. In 1979, EMI problems Zumbido, heading back to compositions by traditional sambista Wilson Batista. WEA released another LP beneath the name of Paulinho da Viola in 1981. In 1982, A Toda Hora Rola uma História made an appearance on EMI. For RCA, Paulinho documented and released European union Canto Samba in 1989. Marisa Monte documented his “Dança da Solidão” in 1994, in her Compact disc Cor de Rosa e Carvão. With this same 12 months, Paulinho opened up the Heineken Concerts, in the showroom Plaza in São Paulo, became a member of from the Velha Guarda da Portela, Canhoto da Em virtude deíba, and Gilberto Gil. Paulinho’s 1st LP, Roda de Samba, was reissued in 1995 on Compact disc by Musidisc, while EMI reissued in Compact disc Paulinho da Viola [1975], Memórias 1: Cantando, and Memórias 2: Chorando (1976), Nervos de Aço (1973), and Paulinho da Viola [1978]. He previously 11 of his out-of-print LPs reissued by Odeon in 1996, the entire year which was designated by the main event that was motivated with the present at the seaside of Copacabana, through the festivities from the finishing season. The display collected Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, and Milton Nascimento, and Paulinho complained afterward with the press that he received 3 x less than another performers, with great repercussion. Pursuing eight years from the studios, he released, still in 1996, through BMG, the Compact disc Bebadosamba, which offered 100,000 copies and motivated a display using the same name, acclaimed from the critics among the best of this 12 months. Within the same 12 months, Paulinho released the double Compact disc Bebadachama, recorded reside in a display in the Tom Brasil showroom, in São Paulo, regarding his dad. This present was honored as Greatest of Season by APCA (São Paulo’s Association of Artwork Critics). RGE reissued on Compact disc two of his initial information in 1997, Na Madrugada along with a Voz perform Morro. In the end this, there’s another important things to state about Paulinho da Viola. He’s an artisan, a cabinetmaker who acquired constructed all his home’s home furniture, and makes presents of his functions to good friends. That is a wealthy way to follow for all those thinking about understanding his music. This soul of craftsmanship is definitely inlayed in his tunes, built singularly to fulfill his loving seek out detail and manifestation of his tradition and origins.

Quick Facts


Full Name Paulinho da Viola
Profession Singer, Songwriter, Film Score Composer
Nationality Brazilian
Spouse Lila Rabello
Children João Rabello, Beatriz Faria, Cecília Rabello, Eliane Faria, Pedro Rabello, Julieta Faria, Íris Faria
Parents César Faria, Paulina Batista
Siblings Chiquinho Faria
Awards Latin Grammy Award for Best Samba/Pagode Album
Music Songs Carinhoso, Foi Um Rio Que Passou Em Minha Vida, Timoneiro, Sinal fechado, Meu mundo é hoje, Coração leviano, Eu canto samba, Bebadosamba, Pecado capital, Onde a dor não tem razão, Dança da solidão, Nervos de aço, Para um amor no Recife, Novos rumos, Choro negro, Coisas Do Mundo, Minha Nega, Argumento, Não tenho lágrimas, Guardei minha viola, Quando bate uma saudade, No pagode do Vavá, Pode Guardar As Panelas, Chico Brito, Nada de Novo, Coração imprudente, Conflito, Para Não Contrariar Você, Para Ver as Meninas, Jurar Com Lágrimas, Vai dizer ao vento, Tudo Se Transformou, Coracão Leviano / Argumento
Albums A dança da solidão, Nervos de Aço, Foi Um Rio Que Passou Em Minha Vida, Acústico MTV, Samba na madrugada, Memórias Chorando, Memórias Cantando, Prisma luminoso, A Toda Hora Rola Uma Estória, Paulinho Da Viola, Bebadosamba, Eu canto samba, Acústico Paulinho da Viola, Zumbido, Sinal Aberto, Dois Momentos, Meus Momentos: Paulinho Da Viola, Argumento, Coração Leviano (Digital), Grandes mestres da MPB, Vol. 2, Memorias 1 Cantando, Bis - Paulinho Da Viola, Raizes Do Samba, Brazil -Samba e Choro Negro, Seleção Essencial - Grandes Sucessos - Paulinho Da Viola, Retratos, Interprete, Focus - O Essencial De Paulinho Da Viola
Movies A Summer Rain, Paulinho da Viola - Meu Tempo É Hoje, Di Cavalcanti


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rio 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony 2016 TV Special performer: "Hino Nacional Brasileiro"
Som Brasil 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Por Toda Minha Vida TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Beleza Pura TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Queridos Amigos TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Páginas da Vida 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cabra-Cega 2004 writer: "Sinal Fechado"
Fulaninha 1986 performer: "Fulaninha" / writer: "Fulaninha"
Partido Alto 1984 TV Series performer: "Retiro" / writer: "Retiro"
Grandes Nomes TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1980 writer - 1 episode, 1980
Pai Herói TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1979 writer - 1 episode, 1979

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Separações 2002 composer: song "Coração Vulgar"
Simplesmente Maria 1970 TV Series composer - 4 episodes

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Da Terra 2005 Short
Summer Showers 1978

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rio 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony 2016 TV Special Himself
Altas Horas 2015 TV Series Himself
Fantástico 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Nelson Sargento: Mémoria do Samba 2012 Video Himself
Som Brasil 2009 TV Series Himself
Paulo Gracindo - O Bem Amado 2009 Documentary Himself
O Mistério do Samba 2008 Documentary
Duas Caras 2008 TV Series Himself
MTV Video Music Brasil 2007 2007 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
The Sound of Rio: Brasileirinho 2005 Documentary Himself
Paulinho da Viola - Meu Tempo É Hoje 2004 Documentary Himself
Celebridade 2004 TV Series Himself
Grandes Nomes 1981 TV Series
Partido Alto 1976 Documentary short
Saravah 1972 Documentary
O Homem Nu 1968 Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cartola - Música Para os Olhos 2007 Video documentary Himself

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