Geraldo Vandré (born Geraldo Pedrosa de Araujo Dias, September 12, 1935), is a Brazilian singer, composer and guitar player.
Later in 1966, the group Quarteto Novo was created to accompany him in concert and on recordings and released a landmark album in 1967.
Come, let's go
Cause to wait is not to know
Those who know choose the time
They don't wait for it to happen
This was thought to be a call to fight the dictatorship in charge. The song lost to "Sabiá" by Chico Buarque and Tom Jobim. Also in 1968, still with the AI-5, Vandre had to go into exile. The first artist ever to sing Caminhando after censorship's lift was Simone in 1979, reaching enormous success from both public and critics.
Since returning to Brazil in 1973, Vandré has been living and composing in São Paulo. He discounts rumors that he has been tortured, saying that the image of "Che Guevara" singer[clarification needed] stifles his workmanship. One of his recent songs has been "Fabiana", written in honor of the Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira - FAB) and presented at the São Paulo Municipal Library some time in the 1990s.
- 1964: Geraldo Vandré
- 1965: Hora de Lutar
- 1966: 5 Anos de canção
- 1968: Canto Geral
- 1973: Das Terras de Benvirá
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