It was at 19 years old, after he had studied with master guitarist Mozart Mello, one of Brazil’s leading music educators among others, and had been playing in many bands from São Paulo, that Kiko was invited to become part of the newly formed rock group Angra. In March of 1993, Kiko recorded his instructional video by MPO productions and immediately following that he traveled to Germany to record Angra’s debut album, “Angels Cry”. The success surrounding the album opened several new markets for the band, like Argentina and Europe, outside of Brazil.
Before their next full studio project, Angra released two EPs, “Freedom Call” and “Holy Live”, the latter recorded live in Paris
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