Caetano Veloso

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Caetano Emanuel Viana Telles Veloso (Portuguese pronunciation: [kaeˈtɐ̃nu emanuˈɛw viˈɐ̃nɐ ˈtɛlis veˈlozu]; born August 7, 1942), better known as Caetano Veloso, is a Brazilian composer, singer, guitarist, writer, and political activist. Veloso first became known for his participation in the Brazilian musical movement Tropicalismo, which encompassed theatre, poetry and music in the 1960s, at the beginning of the Brazilian military dictatorship. He has remained a constant creative influence and best-selling performing artist and composer ever since. Veloso has won nine Latin Grammy Awards and two Grammy Awards. On November 14, 2012, Veloso was honored as the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year.

Veloso was one of seven children born into the family of José Telles Velloso (Seu Zeca), a government official, and Claudionor Viana Telles Veloso (Dona Canô), a housewife. He was born in the city of Santo Amaro da Purificação, in Bahia, a state in the northeastern area of Brazil, but moved to Salvador, the state capital, as a college student in the mid-1960s. Soon after the move, Veloso won a music contest and was signed to his first label. He became one of the founders of Tropicalismo with a group of several other musicians and artists—including his sister Maria Bethânia—in the same period. However the Brazilian government at the time viewed Veloso's music and political action as threatening, and he was arrested, along with fellow musician Gilberto Gil, in 1969. The two eventually were exiled from Brazil, and went to London, where they lived for two years. After he moved back to his home country, in 1972, Veloso once again began recording and performing, becoming popular outside of Brazil in the 1980s and 1990s.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1967 Domingo Gal Costa & Caetano Veloso 1
1968 Caetano Veloso (Tropicália) Caetano Veloso 5 2
1968 Velloso, Bethania, Gil Caetano Veloso & Maria Bethânia & Gilberto Gil 2
1969 Caetano Veloso (Álbum branco) Caetano Veloso 3
1971 Caetano Veloso (A Little More Blue) Caetano Veloso 2
1972 Transa Caetano Veloso 5 3
1973 Araçá Azul Caetano Veloso 2
1975 Jóia Caetano Veloso 1
1975 Qualquer coisa Caetano Veloso 1
1977 Bicho Caetano Veloso 1
1979 Cinema Transcendental Caetano Veloso 2
1981 Brasil João Gilberto, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil & Maria Bethânia 2
1981 Outras Palavras Caetano Veloso 1
1982 Cores, nomes Caetano Veloso 1
1983 Uns Caetano Veloso 1
1984 Velô Caetano Veloso 1
1985 Caetanear Caetano Veloso 1
1986 Caetano Veloso Caetano Veloso 1
1986 Totalmente Demais Caetano Veloso 1
1988 Caetano Caetano Veloso 1
1989 Estrangeiro Caetano Veloso 2
1991 Circuladô Caetano Veloso 2
1993 Tropicália 2 Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil 3
1994 Fina estampa Caetano Veloso 1
1997 Livro Caetano Veloso 2
1998 Amanhã Caetano Veloso 1
2000 Noites do Norte Caetano Veloso 1
2004 A Foreign Sound Caetano Veloso 4
2005 Onqotô Caetano Veloso & José Miguel Wisnik 1
2006 Caetano Veloso 1
2009 Zii e zie Caetano Veloso 1
2012 Abraçaço Caetano Veloso 1
Eu Não Peço Desculpa Caetano Veloso e Jorge Mautner 1
Muitos Carnavais Caetano Veloso 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1978 Muito Compilation Caetano Veloso 2
1984 Sem lenço sem documento: O melhor de Caetano Veloso Compilation Caetano Veloso 2
1988 A arte de Caetano Veloso Compilation Caetano Veloso 1
1993 Minha História Compilation Caetano Veloso 1
1996 El Album Compilation Caetano Veloso 1
2000 A Bossa de Caetano Compilation Caetano Veloso 1
2001 Sem limite Compilation Caetano Veloso 1
2002 Novelas Compilation Caetano Veloso 1
2002 O Melhor De Caetano Veloso Compilation Caetano Veloso 1
2003 The Best of Caetano Veloso Compilation Caetano Veloso 1
2003 Antologia 67-03 Compilation Caetano Veloso 1
2004 Singles Compilation Caetano Veloso 1
2004 Melhores momentos de Chico & Caetano Compilation Chico Buarque e Caetano Veloso 1
2005 Beth Carvalho e amigos Compilation Beth Carvalho, Zeca Pagodinho, Almir Guineto, Martinho da Vila, Nelson Cavaquinho, Dona Ivone Lara, Golden Boys, Nelson Gonçalves, Paulinho Tapajós, Mestre Marçal, Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque, Fagner, Grupo Fundo de Quintal, Mercedes Sosa 1
2005 Muito Mais Caetano Compilation Caetano Veloso 1
2006 Perfil Compilation Caetano Veloso 1

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