Carlinhos Brown is one of the most important drummer/percussionists and songwriters in modern Brazilian music. He’s written more than 300 hit songs for artists including Caetano Veloso, Marisa Monte, Gal Costa, Daniela Mercury, Daúde, and the heavy metal band Sepultura. Sérgio Mendes recorded five Brown tunes on his Grammy winning album Brasileiro (1992 A&M). Brown is also known for his ability to fuse Brazilian music with other international genres including hip-hop, reggae, and electronica without compromising his roots. He’s a superstar in Brazil, although his international profile is still fairly low-key.
Antonio Carlos Santos de Freitas was born in Salvador de Bahia in 1962 to a... Read More