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Toni Garrido

Antônio Bento da Silva Filho (born September 7, 1967, in Rio de Janeiro), known as Toni Garrido is a Brazilian singer, TV presenter and actor. He is the lead singer of the reggae band Cidade Negra.

Born in a poor background, Garrido was adopted by the owner of the middle class apartment in Copacabana where his biological mother used to work as a maid. [1] Garrido started playing guitar during church services, and after positive feedback he decided to pursue a musical career. [2] He joined three friends and formed the (now extinct) Banda Bel. But in 1994 he was invited to join Cidade Negra as the lead singer. They became one of the most successful bands in Brazil, merging reggae, soul and pop rock. In 2008 Garrido decided to pursue a solo career, but rejoined Cidade Negra at the end of 2010.

Garrido is the lead actor in Orfeu , a 1999 Brazilian film by Carlos Diegues, and also sung the soundtrack.

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  1. "Biography". (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 2013-08-07. Retrieved 2013-03-21.
  2. "Press release Toni Garrido". (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-03-21.