João Bosco

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João Bosco
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João Bosco performing in Oslo in 2019
Background information
Birth nameJoão Bosco de Freitas Mucci
Born (1946-07-13) July 13, 1946 (age 73)
Ponte Nova, Minas Gerais
GenresBossa nova, MPB, samba
Websitewww.joaobosco.com.br

João Bosco de Freitas Mucci, better known as João Bosco (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuˈɐ̃w ˈbosku]) is a noted Brazilian singer-songwriter[1][2] with a distinctive style as a guitarist. In the 1970s he established his reputation in música popular Brasileira (Portuguese: "Brazilian pop music") alongside collaborator lyricist Aldir Blanc.

Born on July 13, 1946, in Ponte Nova, Minas Gerais, João Bosco's profession was engineering when he moved to Rio de Janeiro, where his songs were also recorded by Elis Regina and were a success. He soon became admired as a versatile vocalist and a dynamic performer. João Bosco has been noted for "his singular fusion of Arab culture, Afro-American music and Brazilian styles bossa nova," influenced by American jazz.[citation needed] In the introduction to his three-volume Songbook, Almir Chediak observes, "Brilliant composer João Bosco's melodic and harmonic constructions are among the most auspicious in Brazilian music."[3] Chapter Five of Masters of Contemporary Brazilian Song: MPB 1965-1985 by Charles A. Perrone is dedicated to the work of Bosco and Blanc.[4]

His father was Lebanese.[5]

Notable compositions[edit]

  • "O Bêbado e a Equilibrista"
  • "Papel Mache"
  • "Corsário"
  • "O Mestre Sala dos Mares"
  • "Kid Cavaquinho"
  • "Latin Lover"
  • "Jade"
  • "Incompatibilidade de Gênios"

Discography[edit]

  • 1972: Disco de Bolso (Pasquim)
  • 1973: João Bosco
  • 1975: Caça à Raposa
  • 1976: Galos de Briga
  • 1977: Disco de Ouro with Aldir Blanc
  • 1977: Tiro de Misericórdia
  • 1979: Linha de Passe
  • 1980: Bandalhismo
  • 1981: Essa É a Sua Vida
  • 1982: Comissão de Frente
  • 1983: João Bosco ao Vivo
  • 1984: Gagabirô
  • 1986: Cabeça de Nego
  • 1987: Ai Ai Ai de Mim
  • 1989: Bosco
  • 1991: Zona de Fronteira
  • 1992: Acústico MTV
  • 1994: Na Onda Que Balança
  • 1995: Dá Licença Meu Senhor
  • 1997: As Mil e Uma Aldeias
  • 1998: Benguelê
  • 2000: Na Esquina
  • 2001: João Bosco ao Vivo
  • 2003: Malabaristas do Sinal Vermelho
  • 2003: Songbook 1/2/3
  • 2006: Obrigado Gente! Ao Vivo (Live performance on DVD)
  • 2010: Senhoras do Amazonas
  • 2009: Não Vou Pro Céu, Mas Já Não Vivo No Chão
  • 2012: 40 Anos Depois (CD and DVD)
  • 2018: Mano Que Zuera

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bogdanov, Vladimir; Woodstra, Chris; Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2001). All Music Guide: The Definitive Guide to Popular Music. Hal Leonard Corporation. pp. 911–. ISBN 978-0-87930-627-4. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
  2. ^ McGowan, Chris; Pessanha, Ricardo (1998-01-22). The Brazilian Sound: Samba, Bossa nova, and the Popular Music of Brazil. Temple University Press. pp. 95–. ISBN 978-1-56639-545-8. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
  3. ^ "A Obra de João Bosco," by Zuza Homem de Mello (in Chediak, Almir Songbook Vol 2. (three volumes, third edition). Rio de Janeiro: Lumiar Editoria, 2003.).
  4. ^ Perrone, Charles A.. Masters of Contemporary Brazilian Song: MPB 1965-1985. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1989. Chapter 5.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-21. Retrieved 2015-10-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)


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