Nelson Motta

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Nelson Motta
Background information
Birth name Nelson Cândido Motta Filho
Born October 29, 1944
São Paulo, Brazil
Genres Brazilian rock, MPB
Occupation(s) Songwriter, journalist, writer, and record producer
Years active 1964-present

Nelson Cândido Motta Filho (São Paulo, October 29, 1944) is a Brazilian journalist, ghostwriter, songwriter, writer, and record producer.

He was part of the bossa nova movement, collaborating with Edu Lobo, Dori Caymmi, Lulu Santos, Rita Lee, Djavan and others, and producer for several MPB artists, such as Elis Regina, Gal Costa, Daniela Mercury and others.[1] He was Marisa Monte's first music producer in the late 1980s. Motta also produced early Brazilian rock shows and wrote lyrics in collaboration with rock artists, such as Lulu Santos.


  1. ^ Dicionário Cravo Albin de Música Popular Brasileira - Nelson Motta