Taiguara

Taiguara

Real Name:
Taiguara Chalar da Silva
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Taiguara Chalar da Silva (Montevideo, October 9, 1945 – São Paulo, February 14, 1996), whose stage name was Taiguara, was a Brazilian singer and songwriter.
Taiguara was born in Montevideo, Uruguay as his father toured the country as a musician, but grew up in Rio and later moved to São Paulo. While attending Law School at Mackenzie University, he became increasingly involved with student organized recitals and performances, eventually abandoning the course altogether to pursue a musical career full time. In 1964, he joined the Sambalanço Trio and started receiving media attention, which yielded his first offer from a record label. In 1965, Taiguara recorded his first of several albums, and in the following years won many awards.
Due to a series of disagreements with the military dictators in power, his career in Brazil was interrupted in the mid-1970s and he was forced to move abroad, settling in London, where he studied at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and recorded the album Let the Children Hear the Music, the first foreign recording by a Brazilian musician censored in Brazil (the same record was never released in England either, having been deemed "misplaced" by the studios). He also lived in a few African countries while in exile, mainly Tanzania, where he studied Journalism for a year.
Always troubled by the harsh reality of the less fortunate, he increasingly leaned towards leftist views, later becoming involved with militant activities which rallied for a fairer future and social and economical equality for all. Although he was never officially affiliated with any political parties, communist leader Luis Carlos Prestes became a great friend and mentor in his later years. Taiguara composed the song "O Calaveiro da Esperança" {The Cavalier of Hope} in his honor.
Thirteen years after performing in Brazil for the last time, Taiguara returned with the concert "Thirteen Octobers" and released two more albums: "Cançoes de Amor e Liberdade" {Songs of love and Freedom} (1984) and "Brazil Afri" {Afro Brasil} (1994) in the following years. On February 14, 1996, he died from bladder cancer. His last project, an album of songs that celebrated and examined the joys and hardships of the poor living on the slums of Rio de Janeiro, never came to completion.
Taiguara was one of the most censored Brazilian artists to date, having close to 100 songs vetoed throughout his career. Some of his biggest hits were "Universo No Teu Corpo" -- which contained a veiled celebration of atheism -- "Teu Sonho Não Acabou", "Viagem", "Berço de Marcela", "Que as Crianças Cantem Livres", "Hoje", "Amanda", "Carne e Osso", "Geração 70" and "Mudou". Not unlike many MPB artists, Taiguara composed his own music.
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Taiguara Discography

Albums

P 632.764 L, P 632 764 L Taiguara Taiguara! (Album) Philips, Philips P 632.764 L, P 632 764 L Brazil 1965 Sell This Version
P 632.913 L Claudette Soares, Taiguara E Trio* Claudette Soares, Taiguara E Trio* - Primeiro Tempo: 5 X 0(LP, Album) Philips P 632.913 L Brazil 1966 Sell This Version
MOFB 3570 Taiguara O Vencedor De Festivais(LP, Album) Odeon MOFB 3570 Brazil 1968 Sell This Version
MOFB 3614 Taiguara Hoje (Album) Odeon MOFB 3614 Brazil 1969 Sell This Version
MOFB 3645 Taiguara Viagem (Album) Odeon MOFB 3645 Brazil 1970 Sell This Version
SMOFB 3679 Taiguara Carne E Osso(LP, Album, Gat) Odeon SMOFB 3679 Brazil 1971 Sell This Version
SMOFB-3727 Taiguara Piano E Viola(LP, Album) Odeon SMOFB-3727 Brazil 1972 Sell This Version
SMOFB 3779 Taiguara Fotografias (Album) Odeon SMOFB 3779 Brazil 1973 Sell This Version
8E 068 82313 Taiguara Imyra, Tayra, Ipy - Taiguara (Album) Odeon 8E 068 82313 Portugal 1976 Sell This Version
2.01-404-013 Taiguara Canções De Amor E Liberdade(LP) Alvorada (2) 2.01-404-013 Brazil 1983 Sell This Version
31C 036 422101 Taiguara Paz Do Meu Amor(LP) EMI-Odeon Fonográfica, Industrial e Eletrônica Ltda. 31C 036 422101 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
152422191/2 Taiguara O Talento De Taiguara(2xLP) EMI 152422191/2 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
064793599 1 Taiguara Teu Sonho Não Acabou(LP) EMI 064793599 1 Brazil 1990 Sell This Version
KCD219 Taiguara Imyra, Tayra, Ipy - Taiguara(CD, Album, RE, RM) Kuarup Discos KCD219 Brazil 2013 Sell This Version
KCD 234 Taiguara Ele Vive(CD, Album) Kuarup Discos KCD 234 Brazil 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

7 BD-1160 Taiguara Helena, Helena, Helena / Um Novo Rumo / Modinha(7") Odeon 7 BD-1160 Brazil 1968 Sell This Version
7B-439 Taiguara Viagem / Gente Humilde(7", Single) Odeon 7B-439 Brazil 1970 Sell This Version
DP-502 Taiguara Mudou/Teu Sonho Não Acabou/Piano E Viola/Pros Filhos Do Zé(7") Odeon DP-502 Brazil 1972 Sell This Version
120101011 Taiguara Volto Pra Vitória / Sol Do Tanganica(7", Single) Continental (3) 120101011 Brazil 1981 Sell This Version
BRZ45.038 Taiguara / Marisa Rossi (3) Taiguara / Marisa Rossi (3) - Aquarela De Um Paid Na Lua / Deixa Eu Te Amar(7") Mr Bongo BRZ45.038 UK 2015 Sell This Version

Compilations

SC 10035 Taiguara Sucessos De Taiguara (Comp) Odeon SC 10035 Brazil 1979 Sell This Version
31C 052 422101 Taiguara Grandes Sucessos Vol. 2(LP, Comp) Odeon 31C 052 422101 Brazil 1986 Sell This Version

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