The daughter of singers Dorival Caymmi and Stella Maris (Adelaide Tostes Caymmi), Nana Caymmi is nevertheless an established singer on her own, as corroborated by her extensive discography and two gold records. Also a composer, she has been recorded by giants such as Milton Nascimento. Nana debuted on record in Dorival Caymmi's album Acalanto (Odeon, 1961). Marrying a Venezuelan doctor, she moved there in 1959. Her love for boleros came from this period. Seven years later, with two children, pregnant, and divorced from her husband, she came back to Rio in June 1966. There, she became involved with the Tropicalia people (her brother Dori, already a producer for Philips, was in close contact with all members of the movement, but neither of the two joined it). In this period, she met Gilberto Gil on the weekly TV Excelsior show Ensaio ...
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