Luiz Gonzaga

Luiz Gonzaga (* 13. December 1912 in Exu, Pernambuco, Brazil; † 2. August 1989) was a singer, accordion player and composer. Its large earnings/services were to make the typical music northeast of Brazil in completely Brazil well-known.

Already in recent years it was interested in the accordion and/or. for the Sanfona, Zabumba ( a kind large bass drum) played and sang with celebrations and religious ceremonies.

it stepped 1930 into the army played there into military volume until 1939. He decided to live in Rio de Janeiro and in bars with Boleros to earn tomes and Tangos its living costs. When it stated that the immigrants from the northeast in the large city their domestic music missed, it took up the typical styles such as Baião, Xaxado, Chamego and Coco to its repertoire. After it had recognized this market gap, it got regular appearances in the radio and took up its first records.

1941 it won the mexe first price with the title Vira e with the talent competition of Ary Barroso.

it began 1943 to carry with its appearances a typically northeastBrazilian Kostümierung and became in such a way a kind cult figure. Until 1954 he worked, reached at the radio a large popularity and set many trends, which concerns the music style of the Baião. It is considered as most well-known representatives of the music style Forró. After arising the Bossa new facts its music in the larger cities was not any longer often played so, but its admittingness in rural areas remained unbroken.

In and the 80's 70's he played pieces of the well-known composers Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Milton Nascimento as well as its son Gonzaguinha. Many of its well-known success titles developed in co-operation with Humberto Teixeira.

work selection

  • ABC DO Sertão
  • Algodão
  • ASP Branca
  • Assum Preto
  • A Volta there ASP Branca
  • Baião de Dois
  • Cintura Fina
  • the RAM aero o Gai
  • Imbalança
  • Juazeiro
  • Légua Tirana
  • NO Meu Pé de Serra
  • O Xote the Meninas
  • Paraíba
  • Pau De Arara
  • Qui Nem Jiló
  • Vozes there Seca


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