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In January, 1984, Elomar and other important proponents of the Northeastern culture (Xangai, Geraldo Azevedo and Vital Farias) performed at Teatro Castro Alves, Salvador, for a full house. The enthusiastically acclaimed show made it to the heading news and brought fame and recognition to their music, less-known even to non-Northeastern Brazilians. Differently from the expected Northeastern music, which is heavily rhythmic and richly percussive, the four musicians play their violões with no other support, revealing a delicate face of their music, haunting and mysterious in its medieval modalism, humorous in its folkloric lyrics.


Born: 1937 in Vitoria, Spain

Genre: World

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s

From northeastern origin, Elomar was deeply influenced by the folklore of his region, which mixes medieval troubadour traditions and Arab and Iberian influences with indigenous Brazilian creation yielding a strongly modal music. His cultural background makes it possible for him to crossover between folklore and classical music. He has about 13 recorded albums. Elomar studied music and architecture in Salvador BA and returned to his hometown, where he keeps a small farm where raises billy goats in...
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Cantoria 1 (Live), Elomar
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  • 9,99 €
  • Genres: World, Music
  • Released: 1984

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