Alceu Valença

Alceu Valença (July 1, 1946) is a Brazilian singer, songwriter, and performance artist who released 15 albums between 1972 and 1989 on Som Livre, Ariola, Barclay, and RCA Victor.

He was born Alceu Paiva Valença in São Bento do Una, Pernambuco, Northeast Brazil. From age five, he partook in music contests and practiced instruments. As a teenager, he played guitar and violin, inspired by national stars like Dalva de Oliveira, Orlando Silva, and Sílvio Caldas. In 1968, he formed Underground Tamarineira Village, a prototype of Ave Sangria.

Despite earning a law degree in 1970 from Recife Law School, Valença decided to pursue music full time. Over the next two years, he played with Zé Ramalho and Elba Ramalho. In 1972, he teamed with singer/guitarist Geraldo Azevedo and they released a collaborative album on Copacabana.


  • Alceu Valença & Geraldo Azevedo (1972 • Alceu Valença & Geraldo Azevedo)
  • Molhado de suor (1974)
  • Espelho cristalino (1977)
  • Coração bobo (1980)
  • Cinco sentidos (1981)
  • Cavalo de pau (1982)
  • Anjo avesso (1983)
  • Mágico (1984)
  • Estação da Luz (1985)
  • Rubi (1986)
  • Leque moleque (1987)


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