DALMO CASTELLO (Rio de Janeiro, February 3, 1943)

            Soccer and samba marked the childhood of Dalmo Martins Castello in Rio Comprido, in the coexistence with neighbor Jorge Ben (peer companion), and listening to Jacob do Bandolim, singer Lucio Alves, and pianist Bené Nunes, who sometimes appeared in festivities Promoted by the mother bandolinist. Enthusiastic about the musical environment, he learned to play guitar with master Meira and began to compose, fascinated by the effect of words. In 1964, he had his song Dawn (with Johnny Alf and arrangements of Eumir Deodato) recorded by Sonia Maria Bianchi, and then by Agnaldo Rayol. In 1966, he participated in the First International Festival of the Popular Song of TV Rio, with Cuando Dois Se Encontram, defended by Doris Monteiro and Silvio César.

In 1970, hired by Radio and Television Mexicana, he remained for almost a year and represented the country, alongside the famous singer Armando Manzanero, at the Onda Nueva Festival in Caracas, with his song O Herói, praised by Milton Nascimento, who also participated Of the event by Brazil. In 1973, he met the mangueirense Cartola in a feijoada prepared by Dona Zica, in Ipanema, becoming his friend and partner. Soon after, the duo sang the samba Disguise and Chora (... and their mourning / oh! Sad lady / will wet a desert / disguise and cry ...) in unforgettable Samba Night of Teatro Opinión / Copacabana, promoted by Jorge Coutinho and the late Leonides Bayer. In 1976, he made his debut in the phonographic market with LP Meu Retrato (Chantecler label), a work with a special mention for Run and Look at Heaven, the first samba with Cartola, recorded by him in 1974.

Another beautiful partnership Verde Que Te Quero Rosa gave name to the fifth album by Cartola (RCA label), with exquisite verses (... the fields are green, the woods and the body of the mulattos when they wear green and pink / is the Mangueira / Green is the sea that bathes my whole life). In the second authorial LP With Pleasure (Chantecler, 1978), Dalmo paraded pearls as the title track (... was the revive, resurrected from an old love / was like a garden / that suddenly decided to give flower ...) Suburb (... where Sunday is more Sunday / old slipper, pajama / first step is the bar, after the bed / and a dark hull, sports magazine ...), in addition to the Covarda and Amiga Hidden sambas (co- Of Cartola). Two years later, on Coomusa's label, Vide-Verse again brings classic partnerships with Cartola (the aforementioned Disfarça and Chora, Passarada) and a lot of poetry in Cansado do Cansaço (... weak / my arms / Waving / embracing your love ...), light candles (... look there are shadows on the floor / look the mirror will tell / that the wrinkles will be born / and the tears will come down ...). In 1999, back in the musical scene, Dalmo released the great CD In Pieces (independent production), re-reading of old hits like Bonita (Rogério Rossini's coautoria) special participation of Paulo Moura, Rio Cidade Mulher (used in a special program of Globo Reporter, in honor of Rio de Janeiro), in addition to the rarity in Pieces (special participation and co-author of Yvone Lara) and Cristina Buarque.

Dalmo Castelo's remarkable CD / DVD: Words Walker (Independente, 2003, including interview with researcher Luis Fernando Vieira, and video clip with author), pleases from start to finish, bordering on perfection. A peculiar voice, pleasant to hear in his poetic and irresistible creations, shows itself completely in the title track, where he goes singing ... I am a poetic being ... almost sorbic ... bohemian athletic ... half charismatic ... I am a singer, and in the end honors Nelson Sargento, another illustrious mangueirense, with the verses ... this samba is for Nelson Sergeant / master peripateético / lord of colors / thanks mate! A hug!

Other expressive partners are presented as Cláudio Jorge (Na Boca do Vento), Abel Ferreira (Chorando No Choro), Carlinhos Vergueiro (More Than One), João Nogueira (Do Pilotis À Palafita), Monarco (Velhas Lagarto New Butterflies), João Nogueira And Edil Pacheco (Se Seguridad Seguridad), Ederaldo Gentil (Passarela da Vida) and Xico Chaves (Waltz of the Dreamers). As interpreters of his work, it is also worth mentioning: Alcione, Beth Carvalho, Cláudia Telles, Djavan, Dudu Nobre, Joyce Cândido, Leila Pinheiro, Ney Matogrosso, Illustrated Night, Vânia Carvalho, Velha Guarda da Mangueira, Zeca Pagodinho, Zélia Duncan, among others. Save the singer and poet Dalmo Castello!


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