In late 1991, she accepted an offer to go play in the United Arab Emirates. She stayed there for 5 months, returning to Brazil in May 1992. It was in this year that she recorded a track in the songbook of Dorival Caymmi, and she also adopted the name Duncan, the maiden name of her mother. In 1994, she launched her first CD, Zélia Duncan, and two years later she recorded Intimidade (Intimacy), which made her spend a season in Europe and Japan.
In 2006, Zélia was invited to join the tour of the psychedelic rock band Os Mutantes, replacing Rita Lee as the vocalist. The tour was a success and Duncan became a full member of the band. In 2007, however, she decided to leave the band to continue her solo career. In 2008, she released a CD and DVD of the shows she performed with Simone Bittencourt de Oliveira in 2006 and 2007. The title of the CD and DVD was Amigo é a Casa (Friend is the House). Simone and Zélia performed shows in three Portuguese cities—Figueira da Foz, Oporto, and Lisbon.
Zélia Duncan Discography Tracks
- 15 Vocals
- 2 Instruments & Performance
- 25 Writing & Arrangement
- 27 Featuring & Presenting
- 1 Production
- 1 Acting, Literary & Spoken