Caetano Veloso

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Caetano Emanuel Viana Teles Veloso (Portuguese pronunciation: [kaeˈtɐ̃nu emɐnuˈɛw viˈɐ̃nɐ ˈtɛliz veˈlozu]; born 7 August 1942) is a Brazilian composer, singer, guitarist, writer, and political activist. Veloso first became known for his participation in the Brazilian musical movement Tropicalismo, which encompassed theatre, poetry and music in the 1960s, at the beginning of the Brazilian military dictatorship that took power in 1964. He has remained a constant creative influence and best-selling performing artist and composer ever since. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Caetano Veloso has received more than 934,976 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Caetano Veloso is the 161st most popular musician (up from 195th in 2019), the 50th most popular biography from Brazil (up from 62nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Musician.

Cátano Veloso is a Brazilian singer-songwriter who was born in Recife, Brazil. He is most famous for his song "Tropicalia."

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Among musicians, Caetano Veloso ranks 161 out of 2,662Before him are Claudio Arrau, Pete Best, György Cziffra, Stan Getz, Don Cherry, and Rudolf Schenker. After him are Bono, Chris Slade, Anton Diabelli, Dave Brubeck, Björk, and Cyndi Lauper.

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Among people born in 1942, Caetano Veloso ranks 77Before him are Larry Flynt, George Jung, Wolfgang Schäuble, Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark, Jean-Claude Trichet, and Daniel Dennett. After him are George Vella, Vladimír Mečiar, Muhammadu Buhari, Gilberto Gil, Junichiro Koizumi, and Daniela Bianchi.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Caetano Veloso ranks 50 out of 2,067Before him are Juscelino Kubitschek (1902), Roberto Carlos (1941), Paulo Roberto Falcão (1953), Zito (1932), Neymar (1992), and Dani Alves (1983). After him are Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1931), Gilberto Gil (1942), Cafu (1970), Kaká (1982), Machado de Assis (1839), and Tostão (1947).

Among MUSICIANS In Brazil

Among musicians born in Brazil, Caetano Veloso ranks 3Before him are Antônio Carlos Jobim (1927) and João Gilberto (1931). After him are Gilberto Gil (1942), Nelson Freire (1944), Chico Buarque (1944), Sérgio Mendes (1941), Milton Nascimento (1942), Baden Powell (1937), Toquinho (1946), Zequinha de Abreu (1880), and Hermeto Pascoal (1936).

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