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RENATO GODÁ

Renato Godá, from São Paulo, is a musician and composer of devilishly romantic lyrics. He has already performed in the United States, in 2012, as a guest at the South by Southwest festival and has toured the states of Texas and New York. Touring Europe, his shows made Timeout magazine's editors' favorites list. His music mixes jazz, folk, country and chanson sounds with Brazilian sounds. He is considered one of the best composers of his generation by Bravo! and by the newspaper Folha de São Paulo.

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2020
ARRIVAL

Arrival (2018) was composed by Renato Godá for his youngest son, who has autism. The lyrics speak of the transformations and expectations of a father in relation to the arrival of a child.

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Luisa Venturelli

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MUSIC

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2021
FAR I GO

"My past is only dust/That comes up in the rear view/That the wind takes/That the wind spreads/Little matters cause in the road I go far". The initial verses of the song "I go far", from the album "Nomad", by Renato Godá, represent well the artistic production and the living journey of a singer and songwriter that had your music described by the well known english magazine Timeout as one "appetizing caldron that mixes jazz sounds, folk, country and chanson to the brazilian sounds". Facing an academic career without conclusion and insecurities and frustrations from dealing with the considered "normal" and "correct", developed, since his childhood, an imaginary world that occupied his brain while the traditional classes didn't end. A light came when a teacher, when he was 14 years old, suggested reading the poet Charles Bukowski, who he loved. The diagnosis for dyslexia took a long time to arrive, but came as a wind of relief and freedom. As the song says: "With my used boots I go far/ With my uncertain destiny I go far".

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Oscar D'Ambrosio

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MUSIC

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RENATO
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Dyslexia is my natural state, I'm almost 50 years old and I can't imagine myself any different. During this time I experienced all the classic difficulties, such as an academic career without conclusion, the insecurities that came from the frustrations with the inability to adapt to what was actually seen (at least where I tried to study) as normal and correct. I also experienced the possibility of developing myself creatively from a very early age, because at the same time that my focus was completely lost and I distanced myself from my classmates (already at six, seven years old), an entire imaginary universe invaded my head. , after all, she needed to get busy while the sign that announced the end of classes took a while to arrive. It took me a while to be diagnosed, but when I was, it was like a breath of relief and freedom.

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