Maria Bethânia is a well known Brazilian singer with over 30 albums released. Maria was born in Bahia (Brazil) on June 18, 1946. She moved to Salvador when she was 13 years old. She released her first single, "Carcará" at age 19.
She returned from Rio de Janeiro for a short visit, as she was performing at nightclubs and other places throughout Brazil. In 1973 Bethânia released Drama, Luz Da Noite, in which she performed traditional Brazilian songs. In 1977 Bethânia went on tour and released a gold album. The our and her album were called 'Pássaro da Manhã'. A year later, she released 'Álibi' which also was gold album, and sold over a million copies.
By the end of 1970's, Bethânia's music was becoming more conservative than others she'd been collaborating with, including her brother; Caetano Veloso. In the 80's and '90s, Naria continued to record and perform. In 1993's She produced an album called 'Canções Que Você Fez Para Mim', which became Brazil's most successful album that year.
In 2005, she played with 'Música Popular Brasileira Group' at a Stadium in São Paulo, the event was recorded for production. Playing with the groupaside from herself, were Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, and Gal Costa, three of the biggest names in the history of the Music of Brazil.
Anos Douardos (Golden years) was released on July 13, 2003 on the Iris Musique label.