Raised by foster parents in the Trs Pontas countryside of Minas Gerais in Brazil, Nascimento showed an early interest in music. After shorts stints studying piano and accordion, he taught himself to play guitar by learning portions of songs that he heard on the radio and singing along with the notes. Nascimento soon began performing with the bossa nova groups Evolusamba and Sambacana and eventually became a pivotal figure in the development of Clube da Esquina"--a mixture of bossa nova, jazz, and progressive rock with Brazilian country music that achieved international attention in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Nascimento's popularity continued to grow throughout Brazil despite the censorship that affected music in the country following its military dictatorship, which often reduced his songs to little more than skillfully sang shouts and murmurs. Though his reputation was firmly established in Brazil, Nascimento's international breakthrough came after the US release of his album Courage, as well as the release of Native Dancer--a collaboration with jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter.
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