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Teca Calazans

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Concerned with problems with respect to authenticity and folklore research, Teca Calazans also offers had observed activity both as performer and composer, having documented functions by Villa-Lobos, Pixinguinha, and old-time sambistas. Her compositions have already been documented by Milton Nascimento, Gal Costa, and Nara Leão. Calazans documented her first recording in 1967 using the marchinha “Aquela Rosa” (Geraldo Azevedo/Carlos Fernando) and “Cirandas” (folklore gathered and modified by herself). She relocated to Rio de Janeiro in 1968, where she worked well as actress within the Teatro Opinião with Television Globo. In 1970, Calazans departed for France, where she remained for a decade inside a duo with vocalist/composer Ricardo Vilas, Teca e Ricardo. They toured European countries, documenting five LPs in France. Coming back in 1979 to Brazil, the duo documented two additional LPs and split up. Calazans began her solo profession in 1982 using the LP Teca Calazans. In 1988, she was appointed to become the vocalist inside a tribute towards the a century of Villa-Lobos, yielding the recording Teca Calazans Chante Villa-Lobos, released internationally in 1990. Calazans came back definitively to France in 1989, carrying on to execute and record.

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Full Name Teca Calazans
Music Songs História Triste de uma Praieira, Santa voz, Firoliu, Coração Vulgar, Amo-te Muito, Prelúdio da Solidão, Último Pau de Arara, O Pidido, Amor Cósmico, Mulher Nova, Bonita e Carinhosa faz o Homem Gemer sem Sentir Dor, No Tronco da Amendoeira, Bendito do Senhor, Minha Saudade, Falando ao seu Retrato, Eu Não Sou Dois, A Secretária do Diabo, Estrada do sertão, Oh! Menina, Eu sou rica, Coelhinho, Pombinha, Na loja do mestre andré, Vim de Recife, Lamento negro, Suite da Nau Catarineta, Capelinha de melão, Violeiro Triste, Fiz por Você o Que Pude, Alma de Tupi, Chequerê, Dois Navegantes, Barcarola Final
Albums Cantoria Brasileira, O Samba Dos Bambas, Teca Calazans & Heraldo do Monte, Écoute le brésil, Alma de Tupi, Teca Calazans Canta Villa Lobos, Impressões Sobre Mauricio Carrilho e Meira, Firoliu, Mina do Mar, Suíte Popular, Intuição, Teca Calazans chante Villa-Lobos
Nominations Latin Grammy Award for Best Brazilian Roots Album


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Faustão 1971
A Vingança Dos Doze 1970 Girl / Bit Part

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
O Brasil em Curtas 06 - Curtas Pernambucanos 1999 Video

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Casa-Grande e Senzala 2000 TV Mini-Series documentary assistant director

Costume Designer

Costume Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Noite do Espantalho 1974

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mendy 2003 production coordinator: Brazil

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Viva o Cinema 1996 Documentary Herself

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