Mariene de Castro

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Mariene de Castro
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Background information
Birth nameMariene Bezerra de Castro
Born (1978-05-12) 12 May 1978 (age 41)
Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
Occupation(s)Actress, ballet dancer, model, composer, musician
InstrumentsVocal, prato
Years active1997–present
LabelsUniversal Music

Mariene Bezerra de Castro (12 May 1978 in Salvador da Bahia) is a Brazilian musician. She is known for her revival of Northeastern Brazilian musical styles including maracatu and samba de roda.

Mariene began her professional career as a backing vocalist for Timbalada, Carlinhos Brown and Marcia Freire. She began her solo career in 1997. In 2001 she won a Caymmi Award for Best Artistic Production.[1] Her first album was released in 2005. Mariene was made the queen of the 2007 Gay Pride parade in Salvador by the Grupo Gay da Bahia.[2] She performed at the 2016 Rio Olympics closing ceremony with the song "Pelo Tempo Que Durar" du Marisa Monte in front of the Olympic Flame before it was extinguished.


Studio Albums[edit]

  • 2005: Abre Caminho
  • 2012: Tabaroinha
  • 2014: Colheita

Live Albums[edit]

  • 2010: CD Santo de Casa - Ao Vivo
  • 2011: DVD Santo de Casa - Ao Vivo
  • 2013: CD Ser de Luz - Ao Vivo
  • 2013: DVD Ser de Luz - Ao Vivo

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