December 8, 2022
Luis Galvão, founder of Novos Baianos, dies at 87 in São Paulo |  Bahia

Luis Galvão, founder of Novos Baianos, dies at 87 in São Paulo | Bahia

Musician and poet Luis Galvão, founder of the Novus Baianos group, died Saturday evening (22), at the age of 87, in São Paulo.

The cause of death has not been revealed, but Galvão has been hospitalized since September 16, when Admitted to Santa Casa de Misericórdia de São PauloAnd the With suspected gastrointestinal bleeding. After complications, he was admitted to the Curaçao Institute, also in São Paulo, where he died.

The death of the actress was confirmed. There is still no information about the burial.

Galvão is the founder of the group Novos Baianos, 1968, which marked Brazilian music. Together with the group, he released the album “Acabou chorare” which combined samba, rock, bossa nova, frevo, churro and baiao. The album included tracks such as “Preta pretinha”, “Mistério do Planeta”, “A Menina Dança” and “Besta é tu”.

The group was chosen by Rolling Stone magazine as the best group in the history of Brazilian music, in October 2007.

Novus meets Baianos again at Fantastico

According to the family, the musician has had health problems in recent years. He had diabetes, had a cerebral vascular accident (CVA) and a heart attack. Before entering, he was already bedridden.

Galvão was hospitalized on September 13 after feeling ill, and was discharged on the 14th. However, on the same day, he had to return to the hospital. With the severity of the condition, he was eventually intubated and placed in the intensive care unit.

During his stay in the hospital, Luis Galvão’s family mentioned that he came to her Spend a night in the emergency room lobby. The artist also went through Vascular surgery end of September.

After a little more than a month in the hospital, on Saturday night, Galvão could not resist and died.

Classic photo of Novos Baianos on the cover of the Acabou Chorare album – Photo: Disclosure

Friend of Joao Gilberto, founder of Novos Baianos

Luis Dias Galvão was born in Juazeiro, north of Bahia, on July 22, 1937. Good with letters, and good at handling the ball, Galvão played professional football in Juazeiro and became Bahia’s Indoor Football Champion.

He continued his studies, still in North Bahia, where he graduated and worked for six years in agricultural engineering, until he left the activity aside and decided to live off his art.

Years ago, while still a teenager in Juazeiro, Luiz Galvão met Joao Gilberto. The friendship will forever change the history of Brazilian music.

Years later, a new friendship culminated in one of the largest groups in the history of Brazilian folk music, Novos Baianos. Galvão met in Salvador two other young men from cities in the interior of Bahia. From Santa Ines, in the south of Bahia, came Paulo Roberto Figueiredo de Oliveira, better known as Paulinho Boca de Cantor. And from Ituazu, in the southwest of the state, came Antonio Carlos Moraes Perez, better known as Moraes Moreira.

In 1968, they created the show that gave rise to the Novos Baianos, Desembarque dos Bichos, after the global deluge.

The trio will still win Baby do Brasil and Pepeu Gomes boosts. As well as names such as Jorge Gomes, Dadi, Charles Negrita, Baixinho, Bola Morais and Gato Félix.

Novus Baianos – Photo: José Araújo / CD box reproduction

In 1970, the band released their debut album “Veru Na Doll”. They then went to live on a farm in Jacarepaguá, the western region of Rio, where they followed hippie culture in the United States and Europe during the Brazilian military dictatorship.

The great work will come after a visit by Joao Gilberto to the house they lived together in Rio de Janeiro. It was in 1972, when the group released the album “Acabou chorare”, which created Novos Baianos. The work combined samba, rock, bossa nova, frevo, churro and baiao.

With a re-recording of the song “Brasil pandeiro” by Assis Valente, as well as “Preta pretinha”, “Mistério do Planeta”, “A Menina Dança”, “Besta é tu” and the main track, all composed by Moraes Moreira.

The album was selected by Rolling Stone magazine as the best album in the history of Brazilian music, in October 2007. In total, there were eight studio albums. There are also two live albums from the group’s reunion, one from 1997 and one from 2017.

Most of the songs recorded by the group were written by Luiz Galvão, and they are set to the music of Moraes Moreira. Among his compositions are “Acabou Chorare”, “Preta Pretinha” and “Mistério do Planeta”.

In addition to his musical life, the artist also invested in literature and left records of the group’s history that marked the history of music in Brazil. Galvão is the author of the books: “Novos Baianos: The History of the Group That Changed MPB”; “Joao Gilberto: Bossa” and “The Eighties: A Story of Friendship in the Lost Decade”. Juazeirense also released a Galvão album, A Pallavra dos Novos Baianos.

The poet leaves the scene, leaving as a legacy his passion for art, poetry, amazing lyrics and sense of humor. In addition to a relentless defense of his people and land.

“The people of the Northeast are fighters, winners. And Jwazeiro is a fun city, with a lot of humor, it’s ‘arrived.’ Jozeiro is the guy,” he liked to say in interviews.

Despite his fragile health in recent years, Louise Galvão has always remained in a hairy state. Together with his children and wife Janet, accompanied by Vasco, the team he loves, or to the smallest detail, Galvão made the verses that he left immortal. “After all, life is good and still beautiful.”

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