Nelson Motta

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Nelson Motta
Birth nameNelson Cândido Motta Filho
Born29 October 1944
São Paulo, Brazil
GenresBrazilian rock, MPB
Occupation(s)Songwriter, journalist, writer, and record producer
Years active1964-present

Nelson Cândido Motta Filho (born 29 October 1944, São Paulo, Brazil) 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.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Profile Archived 2007-02-27 at the Wayback Machine,; accessed 22 January 2018.