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Encyclopedia > Tom Zé

Tom Zé (born Antônio José Santana Martins, 1936 in Bahia, Brazil) is a Brazilian songwriter and composer. "Tom Zé" is a faithful informalization of his given names, literally meaning "Tony Joe". 1936 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Map of the Bahia bay in 1882 Flag of Bahia Bahia is a state in the north-east of Brazil. ... A songwriter is someone who writes either the lyrics or the music for songs. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ...


Influential in the Tropicalia movement, along with Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, and Maria Bethânia, his artistic trajectory has ended up more experimental than his ex-collaborators. He is noted for both his unorthodox approach to melody and instrumentation, employing unique instruments such as a typewriter. Tropicalismo, otherwise known as Tropicália, is a form of Brazilian music that arose in the late 1960s from a melange of bossa nova, rock and roll, Bahia folk music, and perhaps Portuguese fado. ... Caetano Veloso (born 7 August 1942) is one of the most popular and influential Brazilian composers and singers. ... The minister sets the rhythm for Brazils culture policy Gilberto Gil (born June 26, 1942) is a Brazilian singer, guitarist and songwriter, and the countrys current Minister of Culture. ... Gal Costa (born Maria da Graça Costa Pena Burgos September 26, 1945) in Salvador, Brazil, is one of Brazils most popular female singers. ... Maria Bethânia is a brazilian singer. ... }} Wiktionary has a definition of: Melody In music, a melody is a series of linear events or a succession, not a simultaneity as in a chord. ... Musical Instrumentation is the study and practice of writing music for a musical instrument. ... This Smith Premier typewriter, purchased around the end of the 19th century, was found abandoned in the Bodie ghost town. ...


His albums include Estudando o Samba (1975) (which caused David Byrne to track down and sign him to Luaka Bop); Com Defeito de Fabricação (1998), among others, resulted from this arrangement. David Byrne can refer to: David Byrne, Irish politician and former European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection David Byrne, musician and former Talking Heads frontman This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Luaka Bop is the world music label established by David Byrne, former guitarist and songwriter for the punk rock/new wave band Talking Heads. ... Fabrication Defect (Com Defeito de Fabricaçño 1998 Luaka Bop-Warner Bros. ...


Quote:

  • "I don't make art, I make spoken and sung journalism."

Journalism is a discipline of collecting, verifying, reporting and analyzing information gathered regarding current events, including trends, issues and people. ...

Dicography

  • TOM ZÉ (1968)
  • ...
  • Com Defeito de Fabricação (1998)
  • POSTMODERN PLATOS (1999)
  • IMPRENSA CANTADA (1999)
  • JOGOS DE ARMAR (2000)
  • Jogos de Armar (2002)
  • SANTAGUSTIN (2002)
  • TROPICÁLIA LENTA LUTA (2003)
  • IMPRENSA CANTADA (2003)
  • ESTUDANDO O PAGODE (2005)

External links

  • Europe Jazz Network MUSICIANS TOM ZÉ (http://www.ejn.it/mus/ze.htm)
  • Luaka Bop: Tom Ze (http://www.luakabop.com/tom_ze/)
  • Rolling Stone: Tom Ze (http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/default.asp?oid=6888)
  • http://www.tomze.com.br/

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Zé's unique creativity as a modern troubadour is a fascinating outgrowth of formal musical education with a concentration in classical cello.
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