Biography of the band Titãs is released in Portugal

The book signing session written by Hérica Marmo and Luiz André Alzer will take place at Espaço Talante, on November 2nd, the day before the band’s show at Altice Arena.

With countless successes that spanned generations, Titãs arrive in Portugal to celebrate their 40th anniversary with the original lineup on the “Encontro” tour, at Altice Arena, on November 3rd. The trajectory of the most important Brazilian rock band is narrated in the biography “Life even seems like a party – The Complete Story of the Titãs”, by journalists Hérica Marmo and Luiz André Alzer, who will have an autograph session in Lisbon on the eve of the show, day 2. The authors will be at Espaço Talante, at Livraria Ler Devagar, from 6:30 pm, and will also participate in a conversation with journalist Henrique Amaro and Charles Gavin, who, in addition to being a drummer from the classic Titãs lineup, is a respected music researcher.

Originally published when the Titãs turned 20, the biography is updated, by Globo Livros, with unpublished stories to this day. Branco Mello, Sérgio Britto, Tony Bellotto, Nando Reis, Arnaldo Antunes, Charles Gavin, Marcelo Fromer and Paulo Miklos, the classic formation of the Titãs, are in this book in a transparent way, with their ups and downs, in episodes and behind-the-scenes never revealed. To write the book, Hérica Marmo and Luiz André Alzer accompanied the band on trips and interviewed, in addition to the musicians themselves, more than 50 key characters in Titãs‘ trajectory, such as Marisa Monte, Lulu Santos and producers Liminha and Jack Endino.

Throughout the chapters, narrated from the group’s origins in a school in São Paulo, the reader follows the arrest of members; disagreements between them and with other music stars; the construction of the legendary album “Cabeça Dinosaur” (considered the most important Brazilian rock album); the traumatic death of guitarist Marcelo Fromer; hurts that ended in dissent; and, of course, lots of interesting facts about how dozens of hits were born.

Portugal is present in several pages of the Titãs‘ trajectory, mainly through the connection between Brazilians and Xutos & Pontapés. Contemporary, the bands met in the 80s, discovered affinities and built bonds of friendship. In 1988 and 1999, they toured together in Portugal. In 2011 and 2012, they shared the stage, in remarkable performances at the Brazilian and Portuguese editions of Rock in Rio. Previously, the Titãs paid homage to their friends by recording “Circo de feras”, on the album “As Dez Mais”.

“A vida até parece uma festa” has 456 pages and includes a photo booklet with rare and important images of the group. The book will be on sale at Ler Devagar for 22 euros.

  • When: November 2nd, at 6:30 pm
  • Where: Espaço Talante
  • Address: Rua Rodrigues de Faria, Livraria Read slowly – 2nd floor –
  • Lx Factory – 1300-501 Lisbon

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