Elba Ramalho


Elba Ramalho

Infobox musical artist
Name = Elba Ramalho
bgcolour = Silver
Background = khaki
Born = birth date and age|1951|8|17
Origin =
Genre = MPB, Salsa, Forró
Occupation = solo singer-songwriter, musical artist, performer, writer

Elba Ramalho, (born on August 17 1951 in Conceição de Piancó, Paraíba, Brazil) is a Brazilian song writer, performer, poet and actress. Elba is know for her explosive performances and to many Brazilians her energy and flamboyant personality is compared to that of Madonna and Tina Turner. She is sometimes called "The Queen of Forro", a distinctive musical form, characteristic of northeastern Brazil.

In addition to her successful solo career, Elba has collaborated with a number of well established Brazilian acts, including Alceu Valenca and her cousin Ze Ramalho who is also another legend of the Brazilian Popular Music.

Discography

* 1995 Devora Me Polygram
* 1996 Grande Forro de Elba Globo Polydor
* 1996 O Grande Encontro BMG
* 1997 Elba Ao Vivo Polygram Brazil
* 1997 Felicidade Urgente Polygram Brazil
* 1997 Paisagem Polygram Brazil
* 1997 Remexer Polygram Brazil
* 1997 Leao Do Norte BMG Brazil
* 1997 Baioque BMG/RCA
* 1997 O Grande Encontro, Vol. 2 BMG
* 1997 Romantica Globo Polydor
* 1998 Flor Da Paraiba BMG
* 1999 Focus BMG Brasil
* 1999 Solar BMG AMG Track PicksPalo Seco, O Meu Amor, Kukukaya (Jogo da Asa da Bruxa), Pisa Na Fulô/Chororô/Pé de Serra, Batida de Trem/Toque de Fole
* 2004 Cirandeira BMG International
* 2005 Elba Ramalho & Dominguinhos BMG International
* 2006 Grande Encontro: Serie ao Vivo [live] BMG International
* 2006 Elba Canta Luiz BMG International

External links

* [http://www.elbaramalho.com.br Official Site] (Portuguese)
*imdb name|0707964
* [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll All Music]
* [http://www.vh1.com/artists/az/ramalho_elba/bio.jhtml Elba Ramalho] biography


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