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Baden Powell

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Baden Powell de Aquino was born in Varre-e-Sai in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His father, a scouting enthusiast, named him after Robert Baden-Powell. When he was three, his family relocated to a suburb in the city of Rio de Janeiro. The new surroundings proved profoundly influential. His house was a stop for popular musicians during his formative years. He soon started guitar lessons with Jayme Florence, a famous Choro guitarist in the 1940s. He proved a young virtuoso, having won many talent competitions before he was a teenager. At age fifteen, he was already playing professionally, accompanying singers and bands in various styles. As a youngster, he was fascinated by Swing and Jazz, but his main influences were firmly rooted in the Brazilian guitar canon.

He first achieved notoriety in 1959 by convincing Billy Blanco, who was an established singer and songwriter to put lyrics to one of his compositions. The result was called “Samba Triste” and very successful. It has been covered by many artists, including Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd in their seminal LP Jazz Samba.

In 1962, he met the poet-diplomat Vinicius de Moraes and began a collaboration that yielded some true classics of 1960s Brazilian music. Although Bossa Nova was the prevailing sound of the times, the partnership Baden-Vinicius wanted to transcend the form by syncretizing Afro-Brazilian forms such as Candomblé, Umbanda and Capoeira with Rio de Janeiro’s Samba forms.

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  • dgasparetti

    Tenho todos os 58 discos originais do Baden em mp3. Se alguém tiver interesse, é só me mandar uma mensagem :) I have all 58 original Baden albums in mp3. If anyone's interested, just give me a shout :)

    8 Oct 9:30pm Reply
  • MARIELAPEREZ

    Este sonido ha de venir del cielo...!

    21 Aug 12:24pm Reply
  • viictorngz

    néctar musical

    24 Jul 2:25am Reply
  • viniciusazevedo

    eterno mestre

    28 Jan 6:25pm Reply
  • rottenbyinside

    Sua música soa aos ouvidos como nenhuma outra consegue. Acho que Baden, em uma questão melódica, só perde para Villa-lobos na música brasileira. Seu violão era algo assombrosamente lindo.

    14 Oct 2013 Reply
  • emiliano_barrom

    Sometimes I think he is the best of them all. I know no one is the best of them all, it is silly to think about that kind of stuff. He is so good and nobody can touch him. We were born to listen to those instrumentals in awe. Mr. Powell I salute you.

    27 Sep 2013 Reply
  • iagomelo2

    Bom

    23 Jun 2013 Reply
  • ivinhav

    talento sim

    16 Jun 2013 Reply
  • BackInBahia

    O Brasil deve desculpas históricas a Baden Powell pela forma como sua arte foi pouco difundida internamente. Arte essa que tentou (e conseguiu, como poucas) retratar a alma e a formação deste mesmo país, mas que precisou viajar muitos quilômetros para receber o devido reconhecimento.

    25 Mar 2013 Reply
  • rodrigovillena

    "Ninguém tem nada de bom sem sofrer"

    24 Mar 2013 Reply
  • guedeswesley

    Minha inspiração musical ♥

    20 Mar 2013 Reply
  • marianaleontina

    Maravilhoso, incrível... não tem o que falar <3

    25 Oct 2012 Reply
  • guedeswesley

    28 Aug 2012 Reply
  • stelladallas

    magic

    11 Jul 2012 Reply
  • wildfoxxx

    gênio

    30 May 2012 Reply
  • thaleslf

    badeco é badeco, não tem como

    19 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Gabrmachado

    Esse foi gênio. Saravá!

    17 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Daruan_rst

    Melhor músico que as terras tupiniquins geraram

    29 Mar 2012 Reply
  • guedeswesley

    O meu orgulho, foi tê-lo conhecido pessoalmente.

    9 Mar 2012 Reply
  • BrunoRola

    Dei uma olhada nas suas charts e entendi porque você não o conhecia, LeixMerry.Pra quem é ouvinte principalmente de música brasileira, Baden é nome fácil.

    26 Jan 2012 Reply
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