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Renato Teixeira & Pena Branca e Xavantinho

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Renato Teixeira | Quick Bio
Renato Teixeira is a Brazilian folk/country singer of music called caipira (the “scene” is called caipirismo), which is a Brazilian “hillbilly/bluegrass/country” music. Renato is a composer of pop/folk songs recorded by Elis Regina, Maria Bethânia, and Gal Costa; a musical collaborator with Pena Branca and Xavantinho. Born 1945 in Sao Paolo.

Pena Branca e Xavantinho | Biography

One of the most artistic and original duos of the contemporary “caipira” (hillbilly) universe. They were also innovative by including in their repertory pieces by urban composers like Djavan, Caetano Veloso, and Milton Nascimento. The quality of their interpretations was acknowledged by artists like Milton Nascimento, Fagner, Almir Sater, Tião Carreiro, and Renato Teixeira. They received four Prêmio Sharp awards and an APCA. In 1993, their success took them to international performances in the U.S.

The two brothers started to sing together in 1961 on Rádio Educadora (Uberlândia, Minas Gerais). Six years later, Xavantinho moved to São Paulo, found a place to stay and, by letter, requested his brother’s presence one year later. In 1980, they were heard by Renato Teixeira, who arranged for them to record their first LP, Velha Morada, that same year. Still in 1980, they qualified Xavantinho’s “Que Terreiro É Esse?” on TV Globo’s MPB Shell Festival. Their original interpretation of Milton Nascimento/Chico Buarque’s “O Cio da Terra” (also included on that album) made national success in 1981 on Rolando Boldrin’s TV show Som Brasil.

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  • brunanogueirafs

    Músicas que fizeram valer a pena a infância... desenharam bonitos dias... muita saudade bate escutando esse disco.

    14 Oct 2012 Reply
  • lepsudjc

    Esse disco é uma das obras mais preciosas da Música Popular Brasileira! Audição obrigatória pra se saber o que é uma música popular com cheiro de terra, de chão, de interior...

    26 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Leite25

    Isso é Brasil!

    26 Mar 2010 Reply
  • fabritis

    relaxa amigo! hahahaha Renato teixeira não é som de luta po!! vc viu la na outra comunidade(é assim que chama?)sobre o show dia 13 no auditório ibirapuera!, é o mesmo lugar que ele gravou o DVD

    10 Apr 2008 Reply
  • rthibes

    cadê o infeliz que tagueou como corno music?

    29 Feb 2008 Reply