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ARTIST
TITLE
O Poeta do Povo
FORMAT
LP+CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
DOK 335LP DOK 335LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/14/2014

180 gram LP, plus the entire album on CD. João do Vale was a very important singer and composer noted for introducing the popular art of the northeast of Brazil to the mass medium-classed people of the major Brazilian cities. João do Vale is a singular poet. His lyrics, which transmit his profound understanding of the sertaneja (tran. "inlander") soul, are full of a very personal notion of rhythm. The strength of his work can be appraised if we consider that he is one of the three great figures of Northwestern popular music (the others being Luis Gonzaga and Jackson do Pandeiro), even though he recorded only two individual albums. His first LP, O Poeta do Povo (1965), was released just after his appearance on the show Opinião, where João first premiered his compositions.