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Caetano Veloso

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Bio

Veloso was one of seven children born into the family of José Telles Velloso (Seu Zeca), a government official, and Claudionor Viana Telles Veloso (Dona Canô), a housewife. He was born in the city of Santo Amaro da Purificação, in Bahia, a state in the eastern area of Brazil, but moved to Salvador, the state capital, as a college student in the mid-1960s. Soon after that, Veloso won a music contest and was signed to his first label. He became one of the founders of Tropicalismo with a group of several other musicians and artists—including his sister Maria Bethânia—in the same period. However the Brazilian government at the time viewed Veloso's music and political action as threatening, and he was arrested, along with fellow musician Gilberto Gil, in 1969. The two eventually were exiled from Brazil, and went to London, where they lived for two years.After he moved back to his home country, in 1972, Veloso once again began recording and performing, becoming popular outside Brazil in the 1980s and 1990s.

Life & Career

Veloso first became known for his participation in the Brazilian musical movement Tropicalismo, which encompassed theatre, poetry and music in the 1960s, at the beginning of the Brazilian military dictatorship. He has remained a constant creative influence and best-selling performing artist and composer ever since. Veloso has won nine Latin Grammy Awards and two Grammy Awards. On November 14, 2012, Veloso was honored as the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year.

Greatest Hits

Reconvexo - Ao Vivo - Ofertório (Ao Vivo)O Quereres - O QuereresO Leãozinho - Ao Vivo - Ofertório (Ao Vivo)Toda Menina Baiana - Live - Especial Ivete, Gil E CaetanoTropicália - Remastered 2006 - Caetano Veloso

Achievements

Best Brazilian Song - Latin Grammy Awards - 2014
Best World Music Album - Grammy Awards - 2001,2000
Best Cinematography in Video Clip - MTV Video Music Brasil - 2002

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