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Antonio Carlos & Jocafi

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Antônio Carlos e Jocafi is a duo of very popular composers. Recorded by several interpreters and enjoying an international reputation, they’ve also recorded 13 albums as interpreters, from 1971 to 1996. The composer Antônio Carlos Marques Pinto was guitarist of the Carlos Lacerda Orchestra, having written “Festa no Terreiro de Alaketu,” presented by Maria Creusa in 1967 in III Brazilian Popular Music Festival (FMPB). In the next year, they also teamed with the composer Jocafi (José Carlos Figueiredo), he wrote “Catendê,” interpreted by Maria Creuza in the V FMPB (1969). Maria Creuza recorded that song in 1971 and also interpreted other creations by the duo in different records. In 1971, the duo recorded “Você Abusou,” which had extraordinary success, having been re-recorded by different artists until today. They also had success in that period with “Mudei de Idéia” and “Desacato.” The success in Brazil and abroad reached a peak with “Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos” and “Diacho de Dor,” winner of the second place of the World Popular Song Festival (Tokyo, Japan).

- Alvaro Neder, All Music Guide

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