The evolution of rock in Brazil


Jovem Guarda- 1960

1960 - 1969

The first signs of rock in Brazil appeared in the 1960s, with young guard artists such as Roberto and Erasmo Carlos, Wanderléa and Renato and Seu Blue Caps. At the time, the versions of foreign songs in Portuguese, mainly of Italian and English, also gained the radios and the TV, in the voices of artists like The Incredibles and Celly Campelo.

Crazy beauty- 1970

1970 - Approx. 1979

In the following decade, the 1970s, a Brazilian rock began to appear with more of its own identity, in the psicodelia dos Mutantes and its singer, Rita Lee, who at that time released solo albums, and Maluco Baiano Raul Seixas. The progressive rock of bands like Yes and Jethro Tull also echoed here, through the guitars of the Third, Bubble and Vímana, which included Lobão, Ritchie and Lulu Santos, who would burst on their own in the next decade.

Legião Urbana

1980 - Approx. 1989

With the military dictatorship approaching the end, rock provided the soundtrack for the 1980s in Brazil, whether with the colorful theater and the good humor of Blitz and Kid Bee, or with the more politicized and malicious rock of the Urban Legion, Plebe Rude (both formed in Brasilia) and the Red Baron, led by the singer and lyricist Cazuza. Dozens of successful bands would appear in that decade, in various regions of Brazil, and most of them still record records and perform throughout the country.


1990 - Approx. 1999

After the boom of the 1980s, the next decade was a more segmented song, whether it was the Skank reggae and O Rappa, the ska-punk of Charlie Brown Jr, the dance pop of Jota Quest and the original forrocore Raimundos . Heavy rock would also reveal to the world the mining group Sepultura, founded in the 1980s, but which won the world from the album "Arise", 1991, and to this day is a strong name of heavy rock worldwide.


2000 - Approx. 2009

After the turn of the millennium, the Brazilian rock has pained to reveal artists of great popularity. The Bahian Pitty and the carrioca group Matanza, both militating more in the field of heavy rock, managed to become famous names nationally. The emo, originally called emocore, from bands like CPM 22, Fresno and NX Zero also achieved their notoriety, especially among teenagers.


2010 - Approx. 2016

Without arena bands, the decade lives a rock'n'roll spray, with some exponents. The Living of Idleness, from Salvador, wrote his story on the road. Since January 2012, he has performed nearly 80 shows in more than 40 cities, including Lollapalooza. From Fortaleza, the Wilds in Search of Law came to Universal Music, which released their second album. Vespas Mandarinas, from São Paulo, this year released its debut album, "National Animal". The basic rock is added by lyrics by partners like Arnaldo Antunes and Bernardo Vilhena.