"Ricardo was born in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. His career began with the group Momento as a singer, composer and guitarist. He then worked during many years as a musical director for the biggest Brazilian TV channel. The political turmoils which occurred at that time in his country lead him to live in France from 1970 as a student and political exile. He formed a duet with Teca and was introduced to the French audience thanks to the famous French singer Claude Nougaro. They recorded many successful albums. Having been amnestied in the beginning of the eighties, he has been spending time between France and Brazil among tours in other regions of the world."