Vinícius de Moraes

By J Poet

Vinicius de Moraes was a Brazilian singer, composer and lyricist, one of the creators of bossa nova. He wrote the lyrics for “The Girl from Ipanema,” perhaps the most famous bossa nova hit and the play Orfeu da Conceição, which became an international hit when it was filmed as “Black Orpheus.” He continued writing songs and poetry and making albums until his death from lung cancer in 1980.

 

Marcus Vinicius da Cruz de Mello Moraes was born in Rio in 1913, named after the character Vinicius in Henry Sienkiewicz’s novel Quo Vadis. His... Read More

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