Eugenio Avelino

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Collaborating with poet/composer Elomar, Eugenio Avelino, who performs under the pseudonym Xangai, has possibly produced Brazil's most literate music. A native of the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia,…
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Collaborating with poet/composer Elomar, Eugenio Avelino, who performs under the pseudonym Xangai, has possibly produced Brazil's most literate music. A native of the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia, Avelino spent many years herding cattle. His voice has been described as "nasal" and "harsh."