Beto Furquim

Formed 21 August 1964.


Beto Furquim is a Brazilian songwriter and singer, born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1964.

Beto Furquim started his musical career in 1986, playing acoustic and electric guitar in singer Suzana Salles' band.

In 1993, he won the Editora Abril/USP (Nascente Project) prize on the category Popular Music - Songwriter.

In 1995, his samba "À beira-mar" was included in the CD "Metamorfosicamente", by singer/songwriter Marcelo Quintanilha (Azul Records).

In 2000, his song "Estrela da manhã", sung by Monica Salmaso, has been finalist of main Brazilian TV broadcaster Rede Globo Festival da Música Brasileira (Brazilian Music Festival). The performance was recorded in the CD with the 12 finalists, by the label Som Livre.

In 2007, he won the Prêmio Estímulo de Música, a São Paulo (State) governmental prize, supporting his debut album "Muito Prazer" (2008, unsigned, distributed by label Fonomatic/Tratore). The CD is produced by Mario Manga and Leandro Bomfim, with Monica Salmaso and Mauricio Pereira as guest appearances and, design by Alex Cerveny and Vanderlei Lopes.

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