Moreno Veloso

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Moreno Veloso (born on November 22, 1972 in Salvador, Bahia) is a Brazilian musician and singer.[1] He is one of the sons of the Brazilian singer Caetano Veloso and his first wife Andréa Gadelha (Dedé) Veloso. Brazilian singer Gal Costa is Moreno Veloso's godmother.[citation needed]

Veloso studied physics at a university[vague] but turned instead to music and singing. In 2000, he recorded his first album, Máquina de Escrever Música (English: Music Typewriter), but his songwriting debut was much earlier in 1982 with "Um Canto de Afoxé para o Bloco Do Ile", a clear reference to African mythology.

In 1998, Veloso collaborated with Sadjo Djolo Koiate on the track "Coral" for the AIDS benefit compilation album Onda Sonora: Red Hot + Lisbon produced by the Red Hot Organization.

Again in 2011, he contributed to the song "Águas de Março" that also featured ATOM™ Toshiyuki Yasuda and Fernanda Takai for the Red Hot Organization's most recent charitable album "Red Hot+Rio 2." The album is a follow-up to the 1996 "Red Hot + Rio." Proceeds from the sales will be donated to raise awareness and money to fight AIDS/HIV and related health and social issues.

One of Moreno Veloso's music groups is called Moreno + 2 (composed of Moreno Veloso, Alexandre Kassin and Domênico Lancelotti).

Partial discography[edit]

  • Moreno+2: Máquina de Escrever Música (2000, ROCKiT!)[2]
    • Released by Luaka Bop first as Moreno Veloso+2: Music Typewriter (2001)
  • Domenico+2: Sincerely Hot (2003, Luaka Bop)
  • Kassin+2: Futurismo (2007, Luaka Bop)