Luiz Gonzaga

Born 13 December 1912. Died 2 August 1989
Luiz Gonzaga
https://static.bbc.co.uk/music_clips/3.0.25/img/default_artist_images/pop2.jpg
1912-12-13
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/712fcc0f-25f5-45bf-bbb8-2601872d08e1
Luiz Gonzaga

Luiz Gonzaga Biography (Wikipedia)

Luiz Gonzaga do Nascimento, Sr., "The King of Baião" or "Gonzagão" (standard orthography 'Luís';; Exu, December 13, 1912 – Recife, August 2, 1989) was a Brazilian singer, songwriter, musician and poet and one of the most influential figures of Brazilian popular music in the twentieth century. He has been credited for having presented the rich universe of Northeastern musical genres to all of Brazil, having created the musical genre baião and has been called a "revolutionary" by Antônio Carlos Jobim. According to Caetano Veloso, he was the first significant cultural event with mass appeal in Brazil. Luiz Gonzaga received the Shell prize for Brazilian Popular Music in 1984 and was only the fourth artist to receive this prize after Pixinguinha, Antônio Carlos Jobim and Dorival Caymmi. The Luiz Gonzaga Dam was named in his honor.

Gonzaga's son, Luiz Gonzaga do Nascimento Jr, known as Gonzaguinha (1945–91), was also a noted Brazilian singer and composer.

This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia. Find out more about our use of this data.


Luiz Gonzaga Tracks

Sort by

Luiz Gonzaga
Cintura Fina
https://static.bbc.co.uk/music_clips/3.0.25/img/track_fallback.png
link
Cintura Fina
Luiz Gonzaga
A Vida do Viajante
https://static.bbc.co.uk/music_clips/3.0.25/img/track_fallback.png
link
A Vida do Viajante
Luiz Gonzaga
Boiadeiro
https://static.bbc.co.uk/music_clips/3.0.25/img/track_fallback.png
link
Boiadeiro
Luiz Gonzaga
Vira E Mexe
https://static.bbc.co.uk/music_clips/3.0.25/img/track_fallback.png
link
Vira E Mexe
Luiz Gonzaga
Juizeiro
https://static.bbc.co.uk/music_clips/3.0.25/img/track_fallback.png
link
Juizeiro
Luiz Gonzaga
A Feira de Caruaru
https://static.bbc.co.uk/music_clips/3.0.25/img/track_fallback.png
link
A Feira de Caruaru
Luiz Gonzaga
Danado de Bom
https://static.bbc.co.uk/music_clips/3.0.25/img/track_fallback.png
link
Danado de Bom
Load more tracks

Back to artist