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Moraes Moreira

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The founder of Os Novos Baianos, Moraes Moreira was the main composer of the group (with lyricist Luís Galvão). Departing for a highly successful solo career, he has recorded many albums, always fusing the rich folklore of Bahia with rock and pop influences. He also became an ardent fighter for the cause of the Bahian Carnival, promoting shows with that repertory throughout Brazil. His compositions have been recorded by many interpreters, among them Gal Costa (her rendition of “Festa do Interior” was the most played song in Brazil in 1982), Daniela Mercury, Fagner, Simone, Zizi Possi, Ney Matogrosso, Elba Ramalho, and Marisa Monte.

Raised in Bahia’s hinterlands, Moraes Moreira approached the violão (acoustic guitar), influenced by Roberto Carlos. At 19, he moved to Salvado, BA, where he frequented classes at the Seminário de Música da Bahia. He then joined the vocal quartet Canto Quatro, a MPB-4 clone who accompanied Dorival Caymmi. He took some music classes with Tom Zé and discovered his craze for the trios-elétricos. In the boarding house where he lived in Salvador, he became acquainted with Paulinho Boca de Cantor and Luís Galvão, with whom he would form Os Novos Baianos in 1968. In 1975, he left the group for his solo career. In 1976, he joined the historic Trio Elétrico de Dodô e Osmar (the first of Bahia), who still had a novice (but already virtuosic) mandolinist, Armandinho. Moreira had huge success with that project, which led him to write frevos and sambas for the group, becoming a prominent fighter in the cause of the Bahian Carnival.

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  • lianaribeiro

    aumente o seu volume que o ciúme não tem remédio, não

    5 Feb 10:50pm Reply
  • iagomelo2

    Muito bom

    4 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Gabrmachado

    Uma figura e tanto. Muito digno isso dele tocar o Acabou Chorare inteiro, o show é muito bom.

    21 Jul 2012 Reply
  • modrake

    é um gênio da física quântica aplicada à siderurgia homeopática... e vice-versa

    4 Mar 2011 Reply
  • danradclyffe

    meu heroi musical de todos os tempos

    29 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Gatadagua

    Olá, Moraes Moreira!!! Sou tua fã desde pequenina, quando ainda participavas dos Novos Baianos. Quando vens aqui no Recife? beijos

    15 Nov 2010 Reply
  • keilabrisola

    Muso ♥ IOASIOASIOAS

    22 Jun 2010 Reply
  • LypeRadel

    enquanto corria a barca..

    13 May 2010 Reply
  • Guilherme_Burn

    Eu ia lhe chamar ...

    18 Sep 2009 Reply
  • apropriadamente

    lhe chamar, lhe chamar.

    3 Sep 2009 Reply
  • teago15

    PAAAARAAAAA PAAAARAAAAAAAA CHAATAAAAA CHAATAAAAA. HAAAHAHAAHAHAHAAAAHAHAHAAHAHHAAH

    16 Jul 2009 Reply
  • theus_torelli

    eu ia lhe chamar enquanto corria a barca

    13 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Joaosenome

    "Era uma vez, vejam vocês, um passarinho feio que não sabia o que era, nem de onde veio. Então vivia, vivia a sonhar em ser o que não era. Voando, voando com as asas, asas da quimera"

    14 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Ciacchi

    se lhe disserem que uma caixa de fóóósforo pode incendiar o mundo... não se assuste o sol é uma booola vermeeeelha!

    25 Dec 2008 Reply
  • ronaldpontosilv

    Deixa eu penetrar na tua onda, deixa eu me deitar na tua praia! Que é nesse vai e vem, nesse vai e vem que a gente se dá bem, que a gente se atrapalha...

    11 Apr 2008 Reply

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