Eduardo Nascimento

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Eduardo Nascimento
Born 1944 (age 69–70)
Origin Luanda, Portuguese Angola
Genres Pop
Occupations Singer

Eduardo Nascimento (born 1944 in Luanda, Portuguese Angola) is an Angolan singer, best known for his participation on behalf of Portugal in the 1967 Eurovision Song Contest.

Nascimento was the leader of a five-member band, Os Rocks, formed in Luanda in 1962. The band travelled to mainland Portugal in the mid-1960s, participating in song festivals and releasing a well-received EP, "Wish I May", in 1966. In 1967, Nascimento entered the Portuguese Eurovision selection contest, the Festival da Canção, as a solo artist with the song "O vento mudou" ("The Wind Changed").[1] He won the event by a comfortable margin, and went forward to represent Portugal in the 12th Eurovision Song Contest,[2] held on April 8 in Vienna, where "O vento mudou" finished in joint 12th place of the 17 entries.[3]

O vento mudou[edit]

Nascimento is notable for being the first black male performer at Eurovision, the year after Milly Scott from the Netherlands became the first black female to sing.

With Os Rocks, Nascimento released another EP, "Don't Blame Me", in 1968, before giving up his musical career and returning to Angola in 1969.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Madalena Iglesias
with "Ele e ela"
Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest
1967
Succeeded by
Carlos Mendes
with "Verão"