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Wilson Moreira

Probably one of the most important samba composers alive, Wilson Moreira’s collaboration with Nei Lopes became probably one of the most creative of the annals of samba with gems just like the Clara Nunes’ strike “Coisa da Antiga,” “Goiabada Cascão,” “Gostoso Veneno” (recorded by Alcione in 1978 on her behalf eponymous LP, later on transformed in to the theme of a nationwide Television Globo cleaning soap opera), and “Senhora Liberdade” (which became an anthem within the marketing campaign for the direct vote following the end from the army dictatorship in 1989). In addition they documented two fundamental samba albums, A Arte Negra de Wilson Moreira e Nei Lopes and O Partido Muito Alto de Wilson Moreira e Nei Lopes. Moreira also got additional songs documented by Clara Nunes (“Mulata perform Balaio” and “Deixa Clarear,” both with Lopes), Beth Carvalho (“Morrendo de Saudade” with Lopes, “Peso na Balança”), Zeca Pagodinho (“Judia de Mim,” “Quintal perform Céu,” “Alô Gatinha,” “Canção da Esperança”), Jovelina Pérola Negra (“Banho de Felicidade” with Adalto Magalha), Alcione (“Mironga perform Mato,” with Lopes), Quarteto em Branco e Preto (“Quero Viver em Teus Braçoperating-system” with Nelson Cavaquinho), Dorina (“Oloan,” “Me Alucina” with Candeia). Created to a family group that celebrated the jongo as well as the caxambu (dark folkloric musics and dances), Moreira frequented the samba academic institutions from the Realengo borough (Rio de Janeiro), where he resided since he was an adolescent. A tamborim participant on the Água Branca samba college, he had taken the surdo when it merged with Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel. Within this samba college, he also became a passista (stylistic dancer) and founded four alas (wings), like the composers’ one, where he continued to be until 1958. From 1968 to 1970, Moreira examined music with conductor/composer Guerra Peixe. In 1956, Leny Andrade documented his first melody, “Antes Assim.” The Mocidade decided his samba-enredo “Brasil no Campo Cultural” (with Da Volta/Jurandir Cândido/Arsênio Isaías) to parade within the Carnaval of 1962, and his “As Minas Gerais” (with Da Volta/Jurandir Cândido/Arsênio Isaías) for another calendar year. In 1965, he began to perform commercially being a vocalist at Television Continental. In 1967, he documented the first dual one with “Acossante,” “Lamento de Preto Velho,” “Cantando Pro Morro,” and “Até Breve.” Within the next calendar year, he was asked to become listed on the Ala dos Compositores (Composers’ Wing) of Portela and, with Zuzuca perform Salgueiro and Jair Perform Cavaquinho, he produced the Operating-system Cinco Só, which in 1969 was renamed A Turma perform Ganzá using the same associates; also in 1969, he documented the highly effective LP Partido em 5 with Casquinha, Candeia, Joãozinho da Pecadora, and Velha, therefore successful it yielded two various other volumes. Along with his profession attaining momentum, Moreira also acquired success for the reason that period with two of his compositions with Candeia, “Mel e Mamão com Açúcar” and “Não Tem Veneno.” Within the 10 years of 1970, disagreeing using the crescent commercialism from the samba academic institutions, he founded the Quilombo samba college with Candeia and Nei Lopes, focused on celebrate the dark roots and customs. In 1975, he previously his “Leonel/Leonor” (with Neizinho) documented by Roberto Ribeiro, who also later on documented “Tristeza Postiça” (with Sérgio Fonseca). In 1976, Beth Carvalho documented his “Te Segura” (with Neizinho) on her behalf LP Mundo Melhor and within the next yr, Carvalho documented with enormous achievement “Goiabada Cascão” (with Nei Lopes) on her behalf LP De Pé No Chão. In 1986, Moreira released his first specific recording, Peso na Balança, and 2 yrs later on he interpreted two masterpieces of his in duo with Candeia for the LP Candeia. The next individual recording, Okolofé (1990), premiered just in Japan, having been released in the Brazilian marketplace only a decade later. The releasing within the Espírito perform Chopp bar within the Humaitá borough (Rio) collected weighty guests such as for example Nei Lopes, Nelson Sargento, Monarco, Délcio Carvalho, Walter Alfaite, Noca da Portela, and Mauro Diniz. In 1997, Moreira experienced a stroke as well as the display structured in his advantage was recognized by Paulinho da Viola, Dona Ivone Lara, Nei Lopes, Zeca Pagodinho, Zé Kéti, Nelson Sargento, and many more.

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