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ELIZABETH VIANA


In 1970, she had the privilege of being the first to record "Dupla Traição" by Djavan. That year, his strong and smooth voice was already known to the Brazilian public thanks to the success he had with the song "Meu Guarda-Chuva", composed by Jorge Ben Jor. It was for this song that everyone can hum until today ("But when I started to like you, you abandoned me...") and for interpreting songs like "Pisou na Bola", by Benê Alves, among others, that Elizabeth Viana is considered the queen of samba-rock.

The singer discovered her talent at age 10 and at that age was already singing on Rádio Difusora de Assis. At 17, the interpreter was the winner of a program led by Flávio Cavalcante and called "A Grande Chance". "It was God's thing," she believes. "God gives people gifts and gave me the gift of singing and cooking, two things I really like." The achievement in this television program allowed Elizabeth to stay on TV Tupi for five years before recording, in 1969, "Meu Guarda-Chuva", a song that made her known in the style that at the time was called sambalanço. In the 70s, in addition to Djavan's "Dupla Traição", she recorded several new songs, she says, among them "João e Maria", by Chico Buarque, even before the song became known in the voice of Nara Leão. Rildo Hora, Nelson Cavaquinho, Sivuca and Originals do Samba are music icons to whom she also gave voice.

A few years ago, Elizabeth Viana left the capital to settle in the interior of São Paulo, in the city of São Roque, but she never lost touch with music and the stage.

Elizabeth Viana/Disclosure

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