Théo de Barros

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Théo de Barros
Birth name Teófilo Augusto de Barros Neto
Born (1943-03-10) March 10, 1943 (age 75)
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Origin São Paulo
Genres MPB, jazz
Occupation(s) musician, songwriter, music director, arranger, jingle writer
Instruments Viola
Years active 1962-2004
Labels EMI, Odeon, Philips, Eldorado
Associated acts Quarteto Novo, Sabá Quarteto
Website Theo de Barros Site Oficial

Teófilo Augusto de Barros Neto better known as Theo de Barros is a Brazilian composer. Since the 1960s he has released and participated on albums with other Brazilian artists. [1]

He is known for his collaborations with Geraldo Vandré, for example on Disparada (tied with A banda by Chico Buarque for 1st place in the 2nd Festival de Música popular brasileira (MPB) 1966, produced and broadcast by TV Record), and for the song Menino das laranjas, recorded by Elis Regina that same year.

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