Explore our video list of birthdays in June for Brazil’s music makers.
June’s Brazilian Music Birthdays include a master of Samba Soul, seven superstars of MPB, Pop, and Jazz, plus the legendary Rio concert venue where they performed.
Rose Max June 6 | Bossa Nova Medley
Seu Jorge – June 8 | Felicidade
Joao Gilberto – June 10 | Caminhos Cruzados
Ivan Lins – June 16 | Começar De Novo
Maria Bethânia – June 18 | Brincar de Viver
Chico Buarque – June 19 | O Que Será (with Milton Nascimento)
Deodato – June 22 | Double Face (featuring Al Jarreau)
Canecão – June 22, 1967 | (featuring Elymar Santos)
In its heyday, Rio de Janeiro’s legendary Canecão concert venue was home to countless MPB musical memories.
Canecão’s musical debut came on June 22, 1967, when legendary singer Bibi Ferreira strode onto the stage. Since that opening night, the venue played host to a ‘Who’s Who’ of Brazilian performers and international tours, including Gal Costa, Djavan, and Roberto Carlos.
Canecão was the scene of countless premieres. Marisa Monte launched the release of her Rose and Charcoal album from under its spotlights. “Everyone who’s anyone,” as Frommers Brazil noted.
But Canecão succumbed to economic pressure and its shuttered doors are now a canvas for graffiti by rebellious college students.
Read Canecão’s amazing story, its history and attempts for ressurection here.
Gilberto Gil – June 26 | Morena Rosa
Luiza Possi – June 26 | Eu Te Devoro
June’s Brazilian Music Birthdays
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