Chico Buarque

Chico Buarque, actually Francisco Buarque de Hollanda ( born June 19, 1944 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian musician and author.


Chico Buarque grew up in an intellectually and culturally interested environment. His father is the historian Sérgio Buarque de Holanda. Chico Buarque studied architecture in São Paolo.

At age nine, Chico Buarque " Marchinhas de Carnaval " wrote (texts for Carnivals ). Later he said it was his dream " to sing like João Gilberto, Tom Jobim how to compose and dense as Vinicius de Moraes ." Since 1964, he wrote his first compositions and lyrics for commercial licensing. In 1966 he succeeded with the song " A Banda " breakthrough. From this song, the German version of France Gall later brought out two oranges in her hair. Since then, he is considered one of the most important representatives of the Música Popular Brasileira.

His 1967 first performed the play " Roda Viva " solved a year later from a political scandal. Politically, he sat down critical of the then military dictatorship in Brazil apart. 1969 why he had to leave the country and went into exile in Italy.

In 1970 he returned to Brazil and recorded the album Construção. 1978 " Ópera do Malandro " ( Rogue Opera ) premiered, wrote to the Chico Buarque libretto and music. In 1985 the piece was very successful filmed. Furthermore, Chico Buarque involved, among other things for the landless movement MST in support of which he recorded the album Terra 1997. He is also the author of several novels: Estorvo (1991 ), Benjamin ( 1995), Budapeste (2003) and Leite derramado ( 2009).

Selected compositions

  • A Banda ( The Band )
  • A Flor da Terra / O que Será (What would it be)
  • Apesar de Você ( Despite You)
  • As Vitrines
  • Brejo da Cruz ( Cross' bog )
  • Bye Bye, Brasil
  • Carolina
  • Construção / Deus Lhe Pague ( Construction / God Bless You )
  • Cotidiano (Daily )
  • Feijoada Completa (Complete Feijoada )
  • Funeral de um Lavrador ( Funeral of a tiller )
  • Futuros Amantes ( Future Lovers )
  • Homenagem Ao Malandro ( Tribute to the, malandro ')
  • Meu Caro Amigo ( My Dear Friend)
  • Morena de Angola
  • Mulheres de Atenas (Women from Athens)
  • Noite dos Mascarados ( Night of the Masked)
  • Olhos nos Olhos ( Eyes on the Eyes)
  • Paratodos
  • Quem Te Viu, Quem Te Ve
  • Roda Viva (in a literal translation to English: 'live wheel' )
  • Sonho de um Carnaval ( Dream of a Carnival )
  • Terezinha
  • Vai Levando ( Carrying on)
  • Vai Passar ( It Will Pass)