Ney Matogrosso


Ney Matogrosso
Ney Matogrosso
Background information
Birth name Ney de Sousa Pereira
Born August 1, 1941 (1941-08-01) (age 70)
Bela Vista, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Genres MPB
Occupations Singer, music producer
Instruments Singer
Years active 1971–present
Associated acts Secos & Molhados

Ney de Sousa Pereira, known as Ney Matogrosso (born August 1, 1941, in Bela Vista, Mato Grosso do Sul) is a Brazilian singer who is distinguished for his uncommon sopranino voice.[1]

Contents

Biography

Matogrosso enlisted in the Brazilian Air Force at the age of 17, being later transferred to Brasília. Within a few years, Matogrosso started singing in a vocal quartet, performing at college festivals throughout Brazil. With the hope of becoming a stage actor, Ney moved to Rio de Janeiro in 1966, where he lived as a hippie and made ends meet by selling arts and crafts. In 1971, he moved to São Paulo, adopting the artistic name Ney Matogrosso, and joined the glam rock group Secos & Molhados, which in less than 18 months became a phenomenon, selling 1 million records. Endowed with a unique counter-tenor voice and a striking stage presence, Ney’s career soared.

After the group Secos e Molhados split up, Ney pursued a successful solo career in Brazil and abroad, obtaining several Gold and Platinum records.

Famous for his outlandish costumes, make-up, daring movements and singular high-pitched voice, Ney has always been regarded as a controversial character. One of his greatest hits was the song "Homem com H" (by Antônio Barros).

In the 1970s he released albums that were very important for his career: "Pecado", "Bandido", "Feitiço" and "Seu Tipo". In that period, Ney toured round United States, Argentina, Uruguay, Europe and Israel, performing hits like "América do Sul" (Paulo Machado), "Bandolero" (Lucinha) and "Não Existe Pecado ao Sul do Equador" (Chico Buarque/ Rui Guerra). In the 80's, Ney recorded "Por Debaixo dos Panos" (Ceceu), "Tanto Amar" (Chico Buarque), "Ando Meio Desligado" (Mutantes), "Sangue Latino" (João Ricardo/ Paulo Mendonça) and "Vereda Tropical" (Gonzalo Curiel).

In 1986, Matogrosso performed for the first time without wearing fancy costumes, adopting a low-key image. Since then, he has focused on his work as a singer, recording from the traditional repertoire of MPB (Música Popular Brasileira — the so-called Brazilian pop music genre). Recordings in this genre first appeared on the album "O Pescador de Pérolas" (1986), which featured "O Mundo É um Moinho" (Cartola), "Dora" (Dorival Caymmi), "Da Cor do Pecado" (Bororó) and "Aquarela do Brasil" (Ary Barroso).

Ney toured with guitarist Raphael Rabello, with whom he recorded the album "À Flor da Pele" in 1990. Then, he made two albums as a tribute to Brazilian performers/songwriters, like Ângela Maria ("Estava Escrito", 1994) and Chico Buarque ("Um Brasileiro", 1996).

Discography

Albums

  • Água do Céu-Pássaro, also known as Homem de Neanderthal (1975)
  • Bandido (1976)
  • Pecado (1977)
  • Feitiço (1978)
  • Seu Tipo (1979)
  • Sujeito Estranho (1980)
  • Ney Matogrosso (1981)
  • Mato Grosso (1982)
  • ...Pois É (1983)
  • Destino de Aventureiro (1984)
  • Bugre (1986)
  • Pescador de Pérolas (1987)
  • Quem Não Vive Tem Medo da Morte (1988)
  • Ney Matogrosso Ao Vivo (1989)
  • À Flor da Pele (1990) - with Raphael Rabello
  • As Aparências Enganam (1993) - with Aquarela Carioca
  • Estava Escrito (1994)
  • Um Brasileiro (1996)
  • O Cair da Tarde (1997)
  • Olhos de Farol (1999)
  • Vivo (2000)
  • Batuque (2001)
  • Ney Matogrosso Interpreta Cartola (2002)
  • Ney Matogrosso Interpreta Cartola Ao Vivo (2003)
  • Vagabundo (2004) - with Pedro Luís e a Parede
  • Canto em Qualquer Canto (2005)
  • Vagabundo ao vivo(2005) - with Pedro Luís e a Parede

Extras

  • A FLORESTA DO AMAZONAS - VILLA-LOBOS 1988
  • BRAZIL NIGHT - AO VIVO EM MONTREUX - CAETANO VELOSO, JOÃO BOSCO E NEY MATOGROSSO 1983

Compilations

  • VINTE E CINCO 1996
  • JUNTOS - NEY MATOGROSSO e SECOS & MOLHADOS

Appearances

  • Secos e Molhados (1973)
  • Secos e Molhados (1974)
  • GRAVADO AO VIVO NO MARACANÃZINHO (1980)

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Ney Matogrosso — Datos generales Nacimiento 1 de agosto de 1941 (70 años) …   Wikipedia Español

  • Ney Matogrosso — Ney de Sousa Pereira, bekannt als Ney Matogrosso (* 1. August 1941, in Bela Vista, Mato Grosso do Sul, ist ein brasilianischer Sänger, der mit einer Sopran und Countertenorstimme ausgestattet ist. Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ney (disambiguation) — Ney is a wind instrument Ney may also refer to: Ney v. Landmark Education Corporation and Werner Erhard, lawsuit filed in U.S. federal court against Werner Erhard and Werner Erhard and Associates Contents 1 Places 2 People 3 Music …   Wikipedia

  • Ney — puede referirse a: Ney,nombre de persona significado: angel celestial que cuida los sentimientos o guardiana del corazon. Ney, instrumento musical típico de Oriente Medio. Ney, comuna francesa situada en la región de Franco Condado, departamento… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Claudio Gabis — tocando en el Estadio de Obras Sanitarias, Buenos Aires, Argentina (1981) Datos generales Nacimiento 18 de marzo de 1949 (62&# …   Wikipedia Español

  • Raphael Rabello — Infobox musical artist Name = Raphael Rabello Img capt = Img size = Landscape = Background = guitar player Birth name = Raphael Baptista Rabello Alias = Raphael Rabello Born = Birth date|1962|10|31|mf=y Petrópolis, Brazil Died = death date and… …   Wikipedia

  • Katia Guerreiro — Traduction à relire Kátia Guerreiro → …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Kátia Guerreiro — Katia Guerreiro Datos generales Nombre real Kátia d Almeida d’Oliveira Rosado Guerreiro Ochoa Nacimiento 23 de febrero de 1976 (35 años) Origen Vand …   Wikipedia Español

  • Rock brasileño — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Concierto de rock en Brasil El rock brasileño o BRock (conocido en Brasil como rock nacional) es un estilo musical derivado del rock, que tuvo sus primeros inicios en los años 5 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Brazilian rock — Infobox Music genre name = Brazilian rock|bgcolor = navy color = white stylistic origins = North American and British rock music, samba, forró and other Brazilian genres cultural origins = Brazil in late 1950s; fusion genres from the late 1960s… …   Wikipedia