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One of the greatest voices of Brazilian music, Gal Costa, has passed away. Bahian singer was 77 years old

One of the greatest voices of Brazilian music, Gal Costa, has passed away.  Bahian singer was 77 years old

Bahian singer Gal Costa, one of Brazilian music’s most emblematic voices, died on Wednesday morning, The information was confirmed by the press agents of the artist.

Costa, known as the Muse of Tropicalism, recently had surgery to remove a nodule in his nose, which postponed a tour that was scheduled to take him to Europe later this year . As of now the cause of his death is not known.

One of the first to react was Gilberto Gilo.She had a colleague and who was with her throughout her career, with Caetano Veloso and bethania, In the wild twelve group: “Deeply saddened and shocked by the passing of my sister Gal Costa.”

sound of tropicalism

Born in Salvador de Bahia as Maria da Graca Costa Penna Burgos, is the author of a large repertoire based on costa samba, bossa nova and romantic songs. He shared the stage and recordings with the most outstanding Brazilian artists.

it was One of the greatest exponents of the Brazilian tropical movementIncluding historical figures such as Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and Maria Bethania. He was just over 20 years old when he took part in the album “Tropicália: O Panis et Circensis”, a seminal stone of the movement.

Since then, their sound has become increasingly popular with songs such as “Modinha Para Gabriela”, “Folhétim” by Chico Buarque and “Paula a Bebeto” by Milton Nascimento and Caetano.

Gal Costa and the dictatorship of Brazil

With an incomparable presence and a unique voice, Costa is the soundtrack to Brazilian history and He is part of a unique generation that established the pillars of Brazilian Popular Music (MPB).

He developed his musical career for over 50 years and The conservatism of the military dictatorship (1964–1985) suffered. In a country besieged by the regime, Costa used his voice to break the mold while Gil and Veloso were in exile.

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