Trying to get property of non-object [ On /var/www/virtual/jpop.com/public_html/generatrix/model/youtubeModel.php Line 63 ]
Pena Branca - JPop.com
Artist info
Pena Branca

Pena Branca

Pena Branca


Pena Branca was the artistic name of José Ramiro Sobrinho (1939 - 2010), one half of the celebrated duo Pena Branca & Xavantinho, known for the exceptional quality of their interpretations of Brazilian sertaneja (country/bluegrass) music. Upon the death of his brother Xavantinho in 1999, Pena Branca carried on as a solo artist recording three outstanding albums, Semente Caipira, Cantar Caipira, and Pena Branca Canta Xavantinho. The two brothers started singing together in 1961 on Rádio Educadora (Uberlândia, Minas Gerais). Read more on Last.fm
Pena Branca was the artistic name of José Ramiro Sobrinho (1939 - 2010), one half of the celebrated duo Pena Branca & Xavantinho, known for the exceptional quality of their interpretations of Brazilian sertaneja (country/bluegrass) music. Upon the death of his brother Xavantinho in 1999, Pena Branca carried on as a solo artist recording three outstanding albums, Semente Caipira, Cantar Caipira, and Pena Branca Canta Xavantinho. The two brothers started singing together in 1961 on Rádio Educadora (Uberlândia, Minas Gerais). Six years later, Xavantinho moved to São Paulo, found a place to stay and, by letter, requested his brother's presence one year later. In 1980, they were heard by Renato Teixeira, who arranged for them to record their first LP, Velha Morada, that same year.

Still in 1980, they qualified Xavantinho's "Que Terreiro É Esse?" on TV Globo's MPB Shell Festival. Their original interpretation of Milton Nascimento/Chico Buarque's "O Cio da Terra" (also included on that album) made national success in 1981 on Rolando Boldrin's TV show Som Brasil. Decidedly involved in a rootsy conception of work, they received the support of several artists like Nascimento, who performed with them on Som Brasil in 1982, on the TV Globo special Chico & Caetano and, in 1995, at the Teatro Municipal (Rio de Janeiro), when Nascimento was paid tribute on the night of the Prêmio Sharp award. In 1987, their LP O Cio da Terra had the participation of Nascimento, Tavinho Moura, and Marcus Viana, selling 300,000 copies.

In 1991, they were awarded with three Prêmios Sharp (Best Duo, Best Song for "Casa de Barro" by Xavantinho/Moniz, and Best Album for Cantadô de Mundo Afora). The next year, Renato Teixeira & Pena Branca e Xavantinho were awarded with a Prêmio Sharp and by the Association of Art Critics of São Paulo (APCA), in 1999 reaching the cipher of 100,000 copies sold. The duo continued to perform and record together until Xavantinho's demise in October 1999. Pena Branca carried on their work as a solo artist.

~ Alvaro Neder, All Music Guide Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
Top Albums

show me more

showing 4 out of 20 albums
Shoutbox
No Comment for this Artist found
Leave a comment


Comments From Around The Web
No blog found
Flickr Images
No images
Related videos
No video found
Tweets
No blogs found