Label: Mercury - 538 212-2,PolyGram - 538 212-2 • Series: Millennium • Format: CD Compilation • Country: Brazil • Genre: Latin • Style: MPB
He was ranked by Rolling Stone as the third greatest Brazilian singer of all time. Within a few years, Matogrosso started singing in a vocal quartet, performing at college festivals throughout Brazil. With the hope of becoming a stage actor, Ney moved to Rio de Janeiro inwhere he lived as a hippie and made ends meet by selling arts and crafts. Endowed with a unique counter-tenor voice and a striking stage presence, Ney's career soared. Matogrosso was the singer and interpreter in the group Secos e Molhados.
One of the most interesting moments in their music was "the video-clip Flores Astraiswhere Matogrosso plays the role of a hypersensual character on a space-like stage. Matogrosso turned his male physiognomy and his androgynous performance into a landmark of counterculture during the most intensively repressive years of military. After the group Secos e Molhados split up, Ney pursued a successful solo career in Brazil and abroad, obtaining several Gold and Platinum records.
Famous for his outlandish costumes, make-up, daring movements and singular high-pitched voice, Ney has always been regarded as a controversial character. Singers such as Caetano Veloso and Ney Matogrosso presented themselves as androgynous, gender-bending performers and raised important questions in society about gender roles and identities.
Indeed, the overwhelming popularity of such performers reflected a growing societal acceptance of deviance from traditional Brazilian constructions gender and sexuality. Ney often sang entire songs in falsetto, used dramatic makeup and exotic costumes, and danced Princesa - Serrat* & Sabina* - Dos Pájaros De Un Tiro a style that was as traditionally feminine as it was traditionally masculine.
Ney Matogrosso opened the show on the very first day of the first Rock in Rio Concert on January 11, This was I Rikeby Och Lyckeby - Cacka Israelsson - (50) significant to the hundreds of thousands of attendees in that this concert series was a celebration of the downfall of the brutal dictatorship that had been in place since He symbolically held the jawbone of an ass during his iconic performance.
InMatogrosso performed for the first time without wearing fancy costumes, adopting a low-key image. Ney Matogrosso was asked to perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival in and When interviewed for Sounds and Colors Magazine inhe said "I think deep down people admire the ones that Ney Matogrosso - Millennium - 20 Músicas Do Século XX the courage to speak the truth. I never hid, what you see is what you get.
On the other hand: in the first interviews I gave, they used to ask me about sex and I used to talk clearly about sex. I struck a gorgeous pose, they carried on cursing me and I told them to fuck themselves. On the contrary: I walk alone in the streets and never hear a thing. They hug me, they tell me beautiful things. I only get good things. The Academy stated that "Ranked by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the three greatest Brazilian singers of all time, Ney Matogrosso has recorded nearly 50 albums over a career that spans more than four decades.
With his uncommon countertenor voice, energetic stage performances and eccentric costumes, he and the group became an overnight sensation. Forever regarded as challenging preconceptions and prejudices through his satiric and ironic performances, he has evolved into a very serious and well respected artist through his interpretations Girl - Rain (Beatles Tribute Band) - Live Two classic standards.
Matogrosso continues to tour and perform throughout Brazil and Europe. He wrote his memoirs in a book entitled "Vira-Lata de Raca" which was published in The singer is an icon of contemporary Brazilian culture, and the exhibit has been shown in Athens, Greece and elsewhere. He continues to tour and record, his voice strong and form excellent. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ney Matogrosso. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history.
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