Gal Costa

Gal Costa, a legendary Brazilian singer, has died at 77

Gal Costa, a singer, and icon of the Tropicalia music movement has died. She was 77. She was 77.

A press representative confirmed her death but provided no additional information.

The soprano with dark curls and wild hair is best known for her distinctive voice in compositions like Ary Barroso’s “Aquarela brasil” (Watercolor of Brazil), Tom Jobim’s “Dindi”, Jorge Ben Jor’s “Que Pena” (What a Shame), and Caetano Velloso’s “Baby.”

“Gal Costa was one of the best singers in the world, and among our principal artists that carried the name and sound of Brazil to the entire planet,” President-elect Luiz Inacio da Silva tweeted alongside a photo of him hugging the woman. “Her talent, technique, and courage enriched our culture and marked the lives and futures of millions of Brazilians,” he wrote.

Costa was born Maria da Graca Pennaburgos in Bahia’s northeastern state. He came on the scene with future legends Veloso and Gilberto Gil.

Does Barbaros was formed by three solo musicians who were all already well-known? Their side project was an important counterculture reference in Brazil’s two-decade-long military dictatorship. It inspired a record, tour, and documentary.

Costa received a Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.

She was an active performer right up to the very end. However, she recently had to suspend shows to have a procedure on one of her nostrils. She had scheduled her next concert for December 17 in Sao Paulo.

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