Arnaldo Baptista

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Arnaldo Dias Baptista
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Arnaldo Baptista in 2007
Background information
Born (1948-07-06) July 6, 1948 (age 70)
Origin São Paulo, SP
Genres Psychedelic rock, piano rock, progressive rock, tropicalismo, experimental
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, musician, painter, producer
InstrumentsPiano, vocals, organ, synthesizer, bass guitar, guitar, drums, cello, clavinet
Years active1966–present
Associated acts Os Mutantes, Patrulha do Espaço

Arnaldo Dias Baptista (Portuguese pronunciation:  [aɾˈnawdu baˈtʃistɐ] , born July 6, 1948, in São Paulo) is a Brazilian rock musician and composer.

Brazilian rock refers to rock music produced in Brazil and usually sung in Portuguese. In the 1960s it was known as "iê-iê-iê", originating from the Portuguese translation of the "yeah, yeah, yeah" Beatles lyrics.



Born to a lyric singer father and a pianist mother (Clarisse Leite), Baptista studied classical piano from 1955 to 1959, double bass from 1962 to 1963, and acoustic guitar from 1963 to 1965.[ citation needed ] In 1966 he formed the influential Os Mutantes band with his brother Sérgio Dias and Rita Lee, where he played bass guitar, keyboards and sang. Baptista left the band in 1973 due to disagreements with the other members of the band and the excessive use of LSD.[ citation needed ] In 1974 he tried to work as a musical producer, with no success.[ citation needed ] This motivated him to try a solo career, and in the same year, he released the album Lóki? , which is considered his best work.[ who? ]

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Os Mutantes band

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Baptista recorded two albums with the band Patrulha do Espaço between 1977 and 1978, and later resumed his solo career. In 2006, Os Mutantes reunited without Rita Lee, and Baptista played with his brother Sérgio and the drummer Dinho Leme 33 years after originally leaving the band. In 2007 Baptista left the band again to pursue personal projects.

Baptista currently lives with his wife Lucinha Barbosa in the city of Juiz de Fora, where he spends most of his time painting, singing and writing songs.[ citation needed ] He is a vegetarian. [1]

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With Os Mutantes
<i>Os Mutantes</i> (album) 1968 studio album by Os Mutantes

Os Mutantes is the debut eponymous album by the Brazilian tropicalia band. It was originally released in 1968 by Polydor and influenced by traditional Brazilian music styles, as well as American and British bands. The album includes a cover of The Mamas & The Papas' "Once Was a Time I Thought", translated into "Tempo no Tempo", and a cover of "Le premier bonheur du jour", previously recorded by Françoise Hardy. It was reissued in 1999 on Omplatten Records and again in 2006 by Omplatten's parent company, Universal Records.

<i>Mutantes</i> (album) 1969 studio album by Os Mutantes

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<i>A Divina Comédia ou Ando Meio Desligado</i> 1970 studio album by Os Mutantes

A Divina Comédia ou Ando Meio Desligado is the third album by the Brazilian rock band Os Mutantes. The album was originally released in 1970 and reissued in 1999 on Omplatten Records and again in 2006 by Omplatten's parent company, Universal Records. The title in English means: The Divine Comedy or I Am a Bit Disconnected. "I am a bit disconnected" in this sense means "I feel a little spaced out." The second track features the band imitating California accents. The album as a whole is characterized by a mix of psychedelic and religious imagery.


Loki? is the first solo album from Arnaldo Baptista, the keyboardist, bassist and singer of the Brazilian band Os Mutantes. It was released in 1974 after a supposed nervous breakdown and it is considered one of the best albums in the 1970s Brazilian music scene. The album expresses his angst towards the height of post-modern society, along with the suffocating aspect of modernity: pollution, superpopulation, loneliness, etc.

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  1. "Arnaldo Dias Baptista torna-se embaixador da ANDA e se alia à defesa dos animais" (in Portuguese).