Diogo Nogueira

Diogo Nogueira

 Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, BRA
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Descended from a noble lineage of samba, 29 year old singer and songwriter Diogo Nogueira is a national icon in his native Brazil for his samba performance and national TV hosting which in 2008 led to his Latin Grammy nomination.

Biography

The new generation of samba is coming through…

Diogo Nogueira, 29-years-old, is a singer and songwriter who descends from a noble lineage of samba. Son of the acclaimed João Nogueira, he became accustomed at a young age to being embraced by choros and sambas. João would make it customary to take Diogo to sing at his shows and soon there were invitations to rodas de samba (communal gatherings where musicians and composers sing and improvise samba together, usually around a table with food and drink) in Rio, a habit that earned him respect and approval of the music’s bambas (samba legends).

In 2007, Diogo Nogueira recorded his first DVD at the João Caetano Theater (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), with classics of samba and new songs, alongside guests like Marcelo D2, Xande de Pilares from the band Revelação (Revelation), and acoustic guitarist Marcel Powell. The CD and DVD were released by EMI Music at the end of 2007, confirming Diogo Nogueira as the greatest samba revelation of his generation.

In November 2008, Diogo made his first international trip, to Texas, U.S.A., where he attended the 2008 Latin Grammy Awards as a nominee in the "New Artist" main category, and later made performances in Los Angeles, CA, and San Diego, CA. In June 2009, Diogo returned to the United States, where he made a short tour with gigs in Miami, FL, Houston, TX, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Newark, NJ.

Along with the shows, Diogo has also been dividing his time with the shooting of tv show Samba na Gamboa (Samba at Gamboa) on TV Brasil, where he debuted as a host and has been highly praised. The program is aired on national television every Tuesday at 10pm. Among the guests, bambas (samba legends) such as Beth Carvalho, Paulinho da Viola, Martinho da Vila, Jorge Aragão, João Bosco, Jorge Benjor, Arlindo Cruz, Zeca Pagodinho, Dudu Nobre, among others.

In June 2009, Diogo Nogueira launched, by EMI Music, the second album of his career, "Tô fazendo a minha parte," (I’m Doing My Part) in which he presents new songs, written by himself and other composers like Chico Buarque, Ivan Lins, Arlindo Cruz, Almir Guineto , Xande de Pilares, Flavinho Silva, among others. In July, Diogo Nogueira released the official tour with a new show and the launching of a new CD at the Canecão in Rio de Janeiro, with capacity crowd. After the start of the tour in Rio, Diogo traveled through the main capitals of Brazil.

In October 2009, Diogo Nogueira’s co-written theme song for the Nogueira family’s beloved Portela samba school was chosen to represent the school, crowning him champion for the fourth consecutive time. Both in 2007 and in 2008, the theme song made by Diogo received top marks from all judges in the Portela samba school’s parade.

On July 23, 2010, the singer will record his second DVD on the stage of Vivo Rio, RJ, in where he presents new songs and the repertoire of the CD "Tô Fazendo a Minha Parte” (I'm doing my part) that Diogo has shown throughout Brazil. In September, the singer goes to Europe, for his first tour on the continent.

Discography

Sou Eu (EMI) - 2010

Tô Fazendo a Minha Parte (EMI) - 2009

Ao Vivo (EMI) - 2007

Set List

Set-list will come from his latest album Tô Fazendo a Minha Parte.