Alceu Valença


Alceu Valença

Alceu Valença (born July 1, 1946 in São Bento do Una) is an accomplished Brazilian composer, writer, performer, actor, and poet.

Alceu Valenca was born in countryside Pernambuco, Northeast Brazil. He is considered the most successful artist in achieving an aesthetic balance between traditional northeastern Brazilian music and a broad range of electronic sounds and effects from pop music. One can find traces of maracatu, coco and "repentes de viola" (improvising fast-paced Brazilian folk music)in most of his songs. Alceu was able to utilize the electric guitar - which is a likely influence of Elvis - the electric bass, and lately even an synthesizer was added to his broad scope of musical instruments.

Because of that, Alceu was able to re-signify Northeastern traditional music, like baião, coco, toada, maracatu, frevo, caboclinhos, embolada and repentes: all sung with a sometimes rock sometimes alternative sounding music background. His music and his themes are intangible, universal and unlimited. However, his aesthetic basis is genuinely Brazilian Northeastern music.

Alceu Valenca is one of the most well regarded music artists in Brazil.

Discography

* Alceu Valença & Geraldo Azevedo (aka Quadrafônico) (1972)
* Molhado de Suor (1974)
* A Noite Do Espantalho (1974) (First two songs on album)
* Vivo! (1976)
* Espelho Cristalino (1977)
* Coração Bobo (1980)
* Cinco Sentidos (1981)
* Cavalo de Pau (1982)
* Anjo Avesso (1983)
* Mágico (1984)
* Estação da Luz (1985)
* Ao Vivo (1986)
* Rubi (1986)
* Leque Moleque (1987)
* Oropa, França e Bahia (1988) - Live in Rio de Janeiro
* Andar Andar (1990)
* 7 Desejos (1992)
* Maracatus, Batuques e Ladeiras (1994)
* O Grande Encontro (1996) - (Live with Elba Ramalho, Geraldo Azevedo and Zé Ramalho)
* Sol e Chuva (1997)
* Forró de Todos os Tempos (1998)
* Todos os Cantos (1999) - Live in Olinda, Recife, Montreux
* Forró Lunar (2001)
* De Janeiro a Janeiro (2002)
* Ao Vivo em Todos os Sentidos (2003)
* Na Embolada do Tempo (2005)

External links

* [http://www.alceuvalenca.com/ Alceu Valença] website
* [http://www.nordesteweb.com/alceu/ Alceu Valença]
*
* [http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/valenca_alceu/albums.jhtml?albumId=573914 MTV's Alceu Valença] page


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Alceu Valenca — Alceu Valença (* 1. Juli 1946 in São Bento do Una in Pernambuco/Brasilien) ist ein bekannter Musiker in Olinda. Nach einem erfolgreichen Abschluss des Studiums der Rechtswissenschaften 1970 arbeitete er nur wenige Monate auf diesem Gebiet, ehe er …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Alceu Valença — (* 1. Juli 1946 in São Bento do Una in Pernambuco, Brasilien) ist ein brasilianischer Singer Songwriter. Nach einem erfolgreichen Abschluss des Studiums der Rechtswissenschaften im Jahr 1970 arbeitete er nur wenige Monate auf diesem Gebiet, bevor …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Valenca — Unter dem Namen Valença gibt es: eine portugiesische Stadt, siehe Valença (Portugal) eine brasilianische Stadt im Bundesstaat Bahia, siehe Valença (Bahia) eine brasilianische Stadt im Bundesstaat Rio de Janeiro, siehe Valença (Rio de Janeiro) den …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Valença — Unter dem Namen Valença gibt es: Valença (Portugal), Gemeinde und Kreis in Portugal Valença do Douro, Gemeinde in Portugal eine brasilianische Stadt im Bundesstaat Bahia, siehe Valença (Bahia) eine brasilianische Stadt im Bundesstaat Rio de… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Zé Ramalho — Infobox musical artist Name = Zé Ramalho Img capt = Zé Ramalho, Illustration by a fan. Background = solo singer Birth name = Zé Ramalho Born = birth date and age|1949|10|3 Origin = flagicon|Brazil Brejo da Cruz, Paraíba, Brazil Genre = Rock/Pop,… …   Wikipedia

  • Spok — This article is about Brazilian musician Inaldo Cavalcante de Albuquerque, better known as Spok. For Kiev Pioneer Movement Organization (SPOK), see National Organization of Scouts of Ukraine. Spok Birth name Inaldo Cavalcante de Albuquerque Also… …   Wikipedia

  • Dilma Rousseff — Her Excellency Dilma Rousseff …   Wikipedia

  • Rock in Rio — Rock in Rio, the largest rock festival in the world (1.5 million people in the first edition, 700 thousand in the second, about 1 million in the third, and in the 3 international editions so far, all in Lisbon, each received about 350 thousand… …   Wikipedia

  • Zé Ramalho (album) — Infobox Album | Name = Zé Ramalho Type = Album Artist = Zé Ramalho Released = November/December 1977 Recorded = 1978 Genre = MPB Length = 37:37 56:36 (Remastered version) Label = Epic (CBS Sony Music) Producer = Carlos Alberto Sion Reviews = |… …   Wikipedia

  • Liste der Biografien/Va — Biografien: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q …   Deutsch Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.