Alceu Valença

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Alceu Valença (born July 1, 1946 in São Bento do Una, Pernambuco, Northeast Brazil) is a Brazilian composer, writer, performer, actor, and poet.

Alceu Valenca was born in countryside Pernambuco, Northeast Brazil. He is considered the most successful artist in achieving an aesthetic balance between traditional northeastern Brazilian music and a broad range of electronic sounds and effects from pop music. One can find traces of maracatu, coco and "repentes de viola" (improvising fast-paced Brazilian folk music) in most of his songs. Alceu was able to utilize the electric guitar the electric bass, and lately even a synthesizer was added to his broad scope of musical instruments.

Because of that, Alceu was able to recreate Northeastern traditional music, like baião, coco, toada, maracatu, frevo, caboclinhos, embolada and repentes: all sung with a sometimes rock sometimes alternative sounding music background. His music and his themes are intangible, universal and unlimited. However, his aesthetic basis is genuinely Brazilian Northeastern music.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1972 Quadrafônico Alceu Valença & Geraldo Azevedo 1
1974 A Noite do Espantalho Alceu Valença & Geraldo Azevedo 1
1974 Molhado de suor Alceu Valença 2
1977 Espelho Cristalino Alceu Valença 1
1980 Coração Bobo Alceu Valença 1
1981 Cinco Sentidos Alceu Valença 1
1982 Cavalo de Pau Alceu Valença 3
1983 Anjo Avesso Alceu Valença 1
1984 Mágico Alceu Valença 1
1985 Estação da Luz Alceu Valença 1
1986 Rubi Alceu Valença 1
1990 Andar, Andar Alceu Valença 1
1992 7 Desejos Alceu Valença 1
1994 Maracatus, Batuques e Ladeiras Alceu Valença 1
1997 Sol e Chuva Alceu Valença 1
1998 Forró de todos os tempos Alceu Valença 2
1999 Pelas Ruas que Andei Alceu Valença 1
2001 Forró Lunar Alceu Valença 1
2002 De Janeiro a Janeiro Alceu Valença 1
2005 Na Embolada do Tempo Alceu Valença 2
2006 Alceu Valença & Geraldo Azevedo Alceu Valença & Geraldo Azevedo 1
2009 Ciranda Mourisca Alceu Valença 1
Memória da Musica Brasileira Alceu Valença 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1982 Alceu valença Alceu Valença 2
1998 Coletânea Millennium Alceu Valença 1
2006 20 Super Sucessos Alceu Valença 1
BIS Alceu Valença 1
Focus Alceu Valença 1
O Fino do Frevo (Carnaval de todos os tempos) Alceu Valença 1
O melhor dos encontros Elba Ramalho, Zé Ramalho, Geraldo Azevedo & Alceu Valença 1
Os Grandes Sucessos De Alceu Valenca Alceu Valença 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1976 Vivo Alceu Valença 1
1988 Oropa, França e Bahia Alceu Valença 1
1996 O grande encontro Alceu Valença, Elba Ramalho, Geraldo Azevedo & Zé Ramalho 2
2006 Marco Zero Ao Vivo Alceu Valença 1
Ao Vivo em Todos os Sentidos Alceu Valença 1
Todos os Cantos Alceu Valença 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Leque Moleque Alceu Valença 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Meus Momentos Alceu Valença 1

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