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Maria Bethânia

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Santo Amaro da Purificação, Bahia, Brazil (1946 – present)

Maria Bethânia (born 18 June, 1946 in Santo Amaro da Purificação, Bahia, Brazil) is a Brazilian singer. She is the second best selling Brazilian female singer of all time, with more than 24 million albums sold.

Considered to be one of the greatest interpreters in the history of Brazilian popular music. Sister of the singer and composer Caetano Veloso, she began her artistic career in 1963, appearing in the play “Boca de Ouro” by Nelson Rodrigues. A song about the play was written by Caetano Veloso, who opened the show singing a samba track by Ataulfo Alves. That year she met Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Tom Zé, Djalma Correa, Pitti, Alcivando Luz and Fernando Lona in Salvador, with whom she performed at the commemorations inaugurating the Vila Velha de Salvador theatre in 1964 in the shows “Nós por exemplo” and “Nova bossa velha, velha bossa nova”. In 1964 she also appeared in “Mora na Filosofia”, her first solo show, when she met Nara Leão. As 1965 she replaced the muse of in the show at Teatro Opinião (Rio de Janeiro), sharing the stage with Zé Kéti and João Do Vale. She stood out for her stirring interpretation of the song “Carcará”. In 1965 she also recorded her first record, a single containing the tracks “Carcará” and “É de manhã”, the first recording of Caetano Veloso’s composition. That same year she released a double single with the songs “Carcará”, “No carnaval”, “Mora na filosofia” and “Só eu sei”, followed by her debut album “Maria Bethânia” and the record “Maria Bethânia canta Noel Rosa”. That year she also performed in the show Arena canta Bahia, directed by Augusto Boal, alongside Gal, Gil, Caetano, Pitti and Tom Zé.

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  • GuiBalhego

    "Sou como a haste fina que qualquer brisa verga, mas nenhuma espada corta" ♥

    3 hours ago Reply
  • abimaael

    Faço cobra morder o rabo....

    21 Jan 7:23pm Reply
  • txuiel

    O que dizer sobre essa Senhora, no palco, comemorando 50 anos de carreira? Bethânia se supera, a cada ano que passa melhora! "Abraçar e Agradecer" é um presente para todos fãs, seguidores e "devotos" da melhor cantora e intérprete de todos os tempos. Obrigado Senhora, muito obrigado! ♥

    21 Jan 2:45pm Reply
  • frankgoes2hw

    "Não penses ter a vida inteira para esconder teu coração" ♥

    20 Jan 4:49am Reply
  • Lulucasoliveira

    Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien

    19 Jan 5:06pm Reply
  • riprone

    Desejando o DVD dessa mulher :)

    19 Jan 2:20am Reply
  • matheusmaia_

    Quem vem aqui somente pra comparar artistas perde todo o sentido da coisa. Bora ouvir Bethânia que é melhor!

    18 Jan 1:08am Reply
  • dhy_lohan

    Dia 25/04 a gente se encontra em Curitiba Rainha ! s2

    17 Jan 12:13am Reply
  • Everton_Win

    Turnê Abraçar e Agradecer! <3

    14 Jan 2:33am Reply
  • thirrasgo

    Bendita onda <3

    12 Jan 3:14pm Reply
  • Luuhlp

    "Eu sei que flores existiram, mas que não resistiram a vendavais constantes" <3

    12 Jan 12:29am Reply
  • jheanlimma

    Foi tapete da Elis Regina mas é legal

    11 Jan 4:38am Reply
  • alcemir_felix

    "Você, que ontem me sufocou de amores e de felicidade, hoje me sufoca de saudades"

    3 Jan 10:34pm Reply
  • dhy_lohan

    Vem destruir carreiras com essa turnê Rainha, vem ! <3

    2 Jan 9:05pm Reply
  • teeu_lima

    Maravilhosa! ♥

    25 Dec 2014 Reply
  • leocupertino

    Ficaram as canções, você não ficou.

    25 Dec 2014 Reply
  • warlenjunior

    Porque fazes assim com meu coração, amor?

    6 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Jhonnyevergreen

    Te amo demais amor <3

    29 Nov 2014 Reply
  • deecooo

    mas né

    24 Nov 2014 Reply
  • deecooo

    queria tanto ir nesse show do RIO! :/

    24 Nov 2014 Reply
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