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Salvador, Bahia, Brazil (1964 – present)

Alert: The correct spelling is Virgínia Rodrigues with an accent mark over the "i" in "Virginia".

Virginia Rodrigues learnt her songcraft through singing in church in her native Bahia. She was discovered by the director of the Olodum Theatrical Group, Márcio Meireles, who introduced her to the legendary Brazilian composer Caetano Veloso. Veloso oversaw Virginia's debut album, "Sol Negro", which was released to critical acclaim in 1997. In the sleeve notes to that album Veloso writes that he knew as… read more

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