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Gal Costa

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Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: 1946    

Gal Costa

Gal Costa - Brazilian vocalist

Essentially the first lady of Brazilian music, Gal Costa was among the musical rebels who gathered under the Tropicalia banner in the late-1960s/early-'70s, espousing a countercultural aesthetic that advanced Brazilian pop beyond bossa nova and samba into challenging new territory. Her big, bold style found her belting out melodies diva-style one moment and indulging in psychedelic, avant garde freakouts the next. In the '80s, like many of her peers, Costa switched to a slick, commercial pop sound, but by the '90s she started getting back to her roots, managing to work with one of her heroes, Antonio Carlos Jobim, shortly before his death....
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  • Live At The Blue Note

    DRG Records
    2006
  • 30 Sucessos

    Philips
    2001
  • Personalidade

    Philips
    1987
  • O Prestígio De Gal Costa

    Philips
    1983
  • Gal Tropical

    Philips
    1979
  • Cantar

    Philips
    1974
  • Legal

    Philips
    1970

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