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Chico César

Musica Popular Brasileira
Brasil

Born Francisco César Gonçalves on January 26, 1964, in the town of Catolé do Rocha, in the interior of Paraíba state, Chico César went to the capital city of João Pessoa at the age of sixteen, where he graduated in journalism and took part in the group Jaguaribe Carne, which produced avant-garde poetry.

Soon after, at the age of 21, he moved to São Paulo. Working as a journalist and proofreader, he perfected his guitar playing, multiplied his compositions, and began to win his first audience.

As a former journalist and author of several collections of poetry, he fashions lyrics that deploy his talents in the service of his struggles for culture (he was secretary of cultures of his native state, la Paraíba, for several years), the environment and oppressed minorities, especially Amerindians and black people, victims of a racism with which César is personally all too familiar.

This needs to be kept in mind, even if one doesn't necessarily understand the lyrics of his songs. But the fighter is first and foremost a great artist, fabulous song-writer, singer, producer and live performer. His work establishes a dialogue between tradition and modernity and takes the audience to the four corners of time and of the Brazilian, African and Caribbean space.

Not that he delves into the repertoire of other artists – or at least, not that much. It’s just the astonishing ease with which he achieves fluency in all the rhythms that fall under his guitar (in 2018, his album Estado de Poesia won the Brazilian Music prize in the rock, pop, reggae, hip hop and funk categories) - especially those rhythms that draw him closer to his African, Amerindian and regional roots.

Videos

Concerts Volants 27/09/22
Concerts Volants 27/09/22
Vestido de Amor
Vestido de Amor
Medley Chico Live
Medley Chico Live
A Primeira Vista
A Primeira Vista

Photos

Archived concerts

14 Oct 2022

Paris (75) Le Café de la Danse // COMPLET

Chico César
13 Oct 2022

Marseille (13) Espace Julien

Chico César
08 Oct 2022

Londres (GB) Islington Assembly Hall

Chico César
06 Oct 2022

Berlin (DE) Ballhaus Naunynstraße

Chico César
03 Oct 2022

Barcelona (ES) Apolo

Chico César
02 Oct 2022

Madrid (ES) Independance Club

Chico César
29 Sep 2022

Lisbonne (PT) Capitolio

Chico César
23 Sep 2022

Porto (PT) Mimo Festival

Chico César
22 Sep 2022

St Jacques de Compostelle (ES) Festival MARÉ

Chico César
19 Jun 2022

Toulouse (31) Festival Rio Loco Nova Onda

Chico César