Brazilian singer-songwriter Gal . Coastone of the greatest voices in the South American country, He died at the age of 77, As reported on Wednesday by his advisor.
Coast is one of the The greatest exponent of the Brazilian tropical movement, To which also belong historical figures such as Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and Maria Bethania.
The cause of his death was not reported. coast, Known as the Tropical Museum, He recently underwent surgery to remove a knot in his nose which caused him to suspend the tour that was to take him to Europe in the last leg of this year.
Unparalleled presence and unique voiceCosta is the soundtrack of Brazilian history and is part of a unique generation who founded the pillars of Brazilian Folk Music (MPB).
He was born on September 26, 1945 in Salvador, the capital of the state of Bahia. Developed his music career for more than 50 yearsThey travel through several generations today, orphans of a woman who faced the conservatism of the military dictatorship (1964-1985).
In a country gagged by the system, Costa used his voice to break the mold, while Gil and Veloso were in exile.
His bravery was blocked in that dark age that With power-packed presentations, he was able to shed light on the sound of his guitar.
The winner of the Latin Grammy Award in 2011 for her total work, Costa has spoken with different currents throughout his career, from bossa nova to samba, passing through rock music. The music world was surprised and shocked by the news.
Gilberto Gil was one of the first to respond, One of her companions throughout her career and was with herTogether with Caetano Veloso and Bethany, on the set of Doces Bárbaros: “Very sad and shocked at the death of my sister Gal Costa.”