He served as a diplomat, composed bossa nova music, and recorded several albums. Inhe gained entrance to a Masonic lodge through his maternal grandfather. Fleeing the 18 of the Copacabana Fort revolthis parents moved to Governador Island while Moraes remained at his grandfather's home in Botafogo to finish school. During visits with his parents on weekends and holidays, he became acquainted with the composer Bororo. Beginning inMoraes attended St.
Ignatius, a Jesuit high school, where he sang in the choir and wrote theatrical sketches. Faria encouraged Moraes's literary vocation, turning him into a kind of right-wing fellow traveler. Moraes received his college degree in Legal and Social Sciences in Soon after, he published his first two collections of poetry: Caminho para a distancia "Path into the Distance" Lexicon Avenue - Robot Friend / Drop Out Forma e exegese "Form and Exegesis".
Both collections were composed and published under Octavio de Faria's informal editorship. The collections were symbolist poetry concerned with Catholic mysticism and the search for redemption against sexual seduction. Faria attempted suicide because of his unrequited love for Moraes. InMoraes became film censor for the Ministry of Education and Health. Two years later he won a British Council fellowship to study English language and literature at Oxford University.
He abandoned his use of blank verse and free verse in favor of the sonnetboth the Italian form used in Portuguese poetry two quatrainstwo tercets and the English form three quatrains and a couplet. He was married by proxy to Beatriz Azevedo de Mello, with whom he had two children: filmmaker Suzana de Moraes and Pedro. During the following year, he failed the admission test for a diplomatic career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs MRE.
Shortly after, he was commissioned to accompany American writer Waldo Franka literary acquaintance, on Choro De Nada - Vinicius / Toquinho* - Vinicius / Toquinho tour across northern Brazil.
In Moraes's words, it was contact with both Frank and "appalling poverty" that turned him into "a man of the Left". InMoraes passed the MRE admission test on his second attempt. He was assigned as vice-consul at Los Angeles.
During the s, he worked for the Brazilian consular service in Paris and Rome. He often visited historian Sergio Buarque de Holanda father of the musician Chico Buarque de Holandawho was teaching in Italy as a visiting scholar.
Inhis third child, Georgiana, was born. A fourth child by his second wife was born in He went to Paris as second secretary at the Brazilian embassy in France. During the next year, he wrote lyrics to chamber music pieces by Claudio Santoro. He met pianist Tom Jobimwho was commissioned to write Choro De Nada - Vinicius / Toquinho* - Vinicius / Toquinho for the play.
Inhe was transferred to the Brazilian embassy in Montevideoreturning to Brazil in transit. With the release of this record, Moraes's career in music had begun. The songs of Jobim and Moraes were recorded by numerous Brazilian singers and performers of that time. Renditions of many Jobim-Moraes numbers on Gilberto's first, second, and third albums established the sound and repertory of the bossa nova and influenced a generation of singers and songwriters, especially in Rio de Janeiro.
Moraes wasn't a natural singer. He had a flat, nasal baritone voice, but he used background vocalists to sweeten the sound. The film was a co-production among France, Italy, and Brazil, and included " A felicidade " "Happiness"a song by Jobim and Moraes, which became an international hit. During the s and s, Moraes collaborated with Baden Powell on a series of songs known as the Afro sambas.
During a purge at the Ministry of Foreign Relations, he was forcibly retired in at the age of Although taken aback by his forced retirement, he laughed at the case against him.
When it was made known that the ministry purge was directed against "homosexuals and drunks", he jokingly retorted that his alcoholism was public knowledge. His most stable musical partnership, however, remained with Toquinho, with whom he released popular albums.
Their live performances in Brazil and Europe were often conducted as intimate meetings with the public. Moraes sat onstage at a table with a Jotain Mihin Luottaa - Various - Uittamon Kesätanssit tablecloth and a bottle of whiskey, chatting and telling amusing stories to the audience in French, English, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.
InMoraes was posthumously reinstated to the Brazilian diplomatic corps. In Februarythe Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved his posthumous promotion to the rank of ambassador first-class minister. In Decemberfollowing a three-week public vote, the mascot of the Summer Olympics was named after him.
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