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Born in the neighborhood of Irajá, Rio de Janeiro, Zeca Pagodinho was raised in contact with the most traditional manifestations of samba and started making his own verses when still a kid. In the 70's, Zeca started frequenting the Carnival Block of Cacique de Ramos, which took place in Rio de Janeiro every Wednesday and which became a true pagode's crib (pagode is a different type of samba). In one of these jams, a samba singer named Beth Carvalho was impressed with Zeca's skills and invited him to record the song "Camarão que dorme a onda leva". From that episode on, Zeca began to record his own albums. There are 15 of them, and three DVDs. His creative, joyfull, malicious songs translate the day-by-day of the typical easy going carioca and are a big success in Brazil. He's one of the biggest-sellers in the country.
Zeca Pagodinho, nome artístico de Jessé Gomes da Silva Filho, (Rio de Janeiro, 4 de fevereiro de 1959) é um cantor e compositor brasileiro. Zeca já gravou mais de 18 discos e é considerado o grande nome do gênero samba e pagode. Wikipedia
Zeca Pagodinho is a brazillian singer and songwriter of samba and pagode. Nowadays he lives in Rio de Janeiro with his family.