Ni Matogrosso, one of the greatest icons of Brazilian music, turns 80 this Sunday (1), and to celebrate, the star has an unreleased résumé, new music, and the only reason he doesn’t have a show is that he still can’t go back to the stage, Ney’s greatest passion, because Covid-19 epidemic.
He spoke with reporter Renata Capucci about the history and the projects he has in mind. In conversation, the now octogenarian tells how he feels good about his age: “I still feel like I’m late, you know?”
The translator has been in his career for nearly 50 years, winning the 1970s stage, with the group Secos & Molhados, still a reference in Brazilian popular music. Looking back at that time, Nye admits that he couldn’t imagine reaching that age still singing, producing and dancing. But it does share some secrets to maintaining fitness and longevity:
“To be thin, I eat a little. I eat a little, I don’t have any dietary restrictions, but I like to eat a little. And I’ve been doing gymnastics every day since I was 50. I like to lift weight, but I don’t like to get strong “
To take care of his soul, Nai Matogrosso says that he is someone who treats everyone well, because he also likes to be treated well. “I start from the principle: do to others what I would like them to do to me. Then Leaves me in a place of inner peace‘, he spoke.
With this peace he celebrates his birthday. There won’t be a party, but a celebration the way he likes it: compose and release music!
“I was almost in the middle of a recording without having a name. I always put in a title. And I had a Caetano song that I was going to sing. But then it was like, ‘Will Caetano make sense? Wow. It was… Caetano.”
In a conversation with Renata Capucci, Nai Mato Grosso still talks about the beginning of his career, about the months of the epidemic, how he takes care of his voice and reveals his opinion in his autobiography. Check out everything in the video report.
Watch the songs that Ney Matogrosso gave to Fantástico:
Ney Matogrosso sings “If it ain’t love, I’d be blind”
Ni Matogrosso sings “Almost a Second”
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