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With five solo albums recorded from 1994 to 1999, Paulinho Moska is one of the pop artists who contributed to the fusion of MPB with pop music in the '90s, often including sambas and other genres in his varied repertory. Some of his hits are "Último Dia" (with Billy Brandão), "A Seta e o Alvo" (with Nilo Romero), and "Me Chama de Chão" (with Branco Mello/Fernando Zarif). Learning guitar at 13, Moska was taught by André Abujamra (Karnak). After 1985 he made an attempt at acting, playing extras in the films A Cor do seu Destino, Um Trem Para as Estrelas, O Mistério do Colégio Brasil, Kuarup, PSW, and Ócio. About that same time, he joined the lauded vocal group Garganta Profunda ("Deep Throat"). In 1987 Garganta encouraged the formation of duos, trios, and quartets among its members, and it was then that Inimigos do Rei was formed. By the end of the year, Moska, Luiz Nicolau, and Luis Guilherme left Garganta and dedicated themselves to Inimigos, which began to perform in little-known clubs. In 1989 they recorded their first album (through CBS, later Sony Music), which contained the two hits "Uma Barata Chamada Kafka" and "Adelaide." In 1992 Moska left Inimigos for his solo career. His first solo album, Vontade, was released in 1993. "O Último Dia," from his second album Pensar é Fazer Música, released in 1995, reached the charts and became the theme music for the soap opera O Fim Do Mundo, presenting Moska to a national audience. ~ Alvaro Neder