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Celso Fonseca is a Brazilian guitarist and singer. He is noted for samba and Música Popular Brasileira.
He began on guitar at age 12 and by 19 dedicated himself to music as a profession. He counts Baden Powell de Aquino as an influence and has worked with Gilberto Gil, Marisa Monte, Bebel Gilberto and many more. In the mid-1980s he had his first solo album and also became a producer.
His best-known international releases are the two albums he's recorded for Crammed Discs: Natural (2003) and Rive Gauche Rio (2005).
О группе Celso Fonseca
Instrumentalist, composer, arranger and producer, Celso Fonseca was born in Rio de Janeiro and start to play its first chords when he was quite young, on an acoustic guitar borrowed from his uncle. He openly confesses that it was Baden Powells music that led him to play. At age 11 he already played his own guitar, which was a present from his father.
At age 19 after quit the journalist classes at the university, he decided to study music seriously and from then on it was a short step for him to take up the guitarrist carrer and join Gilberto Gils band.
Besides that, Celso Fonseca has played as a sideman and recorded with the greatest artists from Brazilian Music,such as: Milton Nascimento, Djavan, Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, Chico Buarque de Holanda, Marisa Monte, Bebel Gilberto, JooBosco, JorgeBenjor, ElzaSoares, AdrianaCalcanhotto, VirginiaRodrigues, Vinicius...