Pena Branca was the artistic name of José Ramiro Sobrinho (1939 - 2010), one half of the celebrated duo Pena Branca & Xavantinho, known for the exceptional quality of their interpretations of Brazilian sertaneja (country/bluegrass) music. Upon the death of his brother Xavantinho in 1999, Pena Branca carried on as a solo artist recording three outstanding albums, Semente Caipira, Cantar Caipira, and Pena Branca Canta Xavantinho.
The two brothers started singing together in 1961 on Rádio Educadora (Uberlândia, Minas Gerais… read more
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