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Chico Buarque

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1964 – present)

Chico Buarque (born Francisco Buarque de Hollanda, 19 Jun 1944, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - also known as Chico Buarque de Hollanda), is a singer, composer, dramatist, and writer, although he is best known for his music, which often comments on Brazilian social, economic & cultural issues.

Chico came from an intellectual and privileged family background. Sérgio Buarque de Hollanda, his father, was a well-known historian and sociologist. Aurélio Buarque de Hollanda, his lexicographer uncle, is as strongly associated with Brazilian dictionaries as Webster is with American English ones.

He was a studious child, precocious in music & writing, and was heavily impressed by - specifically, João Gilberto’s work.

Chico made his public debut as musician and composer in 1964, rapidly building his reputation at music festivals and television variety shows. His self-titled debut album exemplified the work to come, with catchy sambas characterized by inventive wordplay and an undercurrent of nostalgic tragedy.

Chico’s increasing political activity against the Brazilian military dictatorship resulted in his arrest in 1968, and eventual self-exile to Italy in 1969. Other important musicians like Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil experienced the same fate. Chico returned to Brazil in 1970, using his fame and song-writing skills to protest against the dictatorship. At this time his lightly-veiled protest single Apesar de você (Despite you) somehow passed by the gaze of military censors, becoming the democracy movement’s anthem. After selling over 100,000 copies, the single was eventually repressed, and all copies were removed from the market.

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  • Tiagoyuppie

    O que será, que será? Que vive nas ideias desses amantes Que cantam os poetas mais delirantes

    Yesterday 7:44pm Reply
  • beatrizcx

    Chico é verbo, e poucos sabem conjugar! [10]

    20 May 10:29pm Reply
  • Kinderoverdose

    que homem...................................................................................... [8]

    14 May 5:19pm Reply
  • danccartert

    <3

    7 May 2:15am Reply
  • Tmisfit

    Bendita Geni!

    3 May 10:09pm Reply
  • opsmaalu

    que homem...................................................................................... [7]

    2 May 12:45am Reply
  • vturi

    que homem...................................................................................... [6]

    1 May 11:18pm Reply
  • jonesdanny

    Você vai se dar mal, etc e tal, la laiá la laiá la <3

    27 Apr 2:30am Reply
  • diegoghost

    que homem..................................................................[5]

    19 Apr 3:15pm Reply
  • mands_chaplin

    que homem............................................. [4]

    17 Apr 10:23pm Reply
  • themorningson

    que homem.................................. [3]

    17 Apr 3:27pm Reply
  • tardisa

    que homem..................................[2]

    14 Apr 10:03pm Reply
  • tardisa

    melhor main

    14 Apr 10:02pm Reply
  • LucasMedeiroos

    Chico é verbo, e poucos sabem conjugar! [9]

    12 Apr 12:17pm Reply
  • henrikfelix

    Buarque-se

    9 Apr 1:18pm Reply
  • GuiSidarta

    Gente, Chico é nome próprio, substantivo masculino. O máximo de verbo que eu vejo ai é o Buarquear. Ô loco... Espero que ele esteja preparando coisas novas...

    8 Apr 11:57pm Reply
  • RheiselSilva

    que homem..................................

    5 Apr 10:29pm Reply
  • abimaael

    ah, chico.

    25 Mar 6:13am Reply
  • LordSnow-

    Chico é verbo, e poucos sabem conjugar! [8]

    16 Mar 1:54am Reply
  • Lary_Filth

    olhos nos olhos, quero ver o que você diz quero ver como suporta me ver tão feliz ♪

    13 Feb 1:29am Reply
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