Fernanda Takai

Fernanda Takai

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Fernanda Takai - Olha Pro Ceu

Fernanda Takai is a singer, composer and writer. Lead singer of Brazilian band Pato Fu for the last 26 years, 11 years ago started a solo career with national and international repercution, recording an album of original songs with guitarrist Andy Summers (The Police) in 2012. She's released 19 albums and 7 DVD's. She has 4 Gold Records and has sold over 1 million copies. Multi-award winning artist with recognition from APCA, Latin Grammy, MTV Brazil, Multishow, Bravo! Magazine, Premio da Música Brasileira, just to name a few. She has published 4 books and was recently awarded with Jabuti Prize. She has performed in Japan, England, Portugal, New Zealand, Australia, Argentina and the USA. She has participated alongside Rita Lee, Zelia Duncan, Roberto Menescal, Maki Nomyia, Joao Donato, Gilberto gil, Erasmo Carlos, Duran Duran, Renato Russo, TV Cultura, Rede Globo and many others. She has developed soundtracks for short and feature-length films as a voice artist and composer, singing for Disney, Otto Desenhos (winner of the KIKITO award), Jorge Furtado and many more. Married to John Ulhoa (producer and guitarist), she is the mother of 15 year-old Nina.

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Artist is seeking the following professional connections: Booking Agent - Worldwide, PR/Publicity Agency

Subgenre: Bossa Nova
From: Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL