Baden Powell de Aquino biography

Baden Powell de Aquino

Choro, Musical Artist

1937 – 2000

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Who was Baden Powell de Aquino?

Baden Powell de Aquino usually known simply as Baden Powell, was one of the most prominent and celebrated Brazilian guitarists of his time. He explored the instrument to its utmost limits, playing it in a distinctive, unique manner, incorporating virtuoso classical techniques together with popular harmony and swing. He performed in many styles, including bossa nova, samba, Brazilian jazz, Latin jazz and música popular brasileira. He performed on stage during most of his lifetime, and recorded an extensive discography composed of LP and CD albums produced in Brazil and Europe, particularly in France and Germany.

Baden Powell also composed many fine pieces for guitar, such as Xangô, Simplesmente, Braziliense, Horizon, Abração em Madrid, Tristeza e solidão, Consolação, Samba, Casa Velha, Lotus, Imagem, Samba Triste, and Canto de Ossanha.

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Born
Aug 6, 1937
Varre-Sai
Also known as
  • Baden Powell
  • Baden Powel
  • Roberto Baden-Powell
  • Roberto Baden Powell de Aquino
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  • ( - 2000/09/26)
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Nationality
  • Brazil
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Died
Sep 26, 2000
Rio de Janeiro

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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