One of Brazil's best proponents and keepers of the gafieira tradition (popular
ballrooms historically linked to the Carioca folklore tradition of highly artistic
and swinging dancing and playing) and one of the best choro players, Paulo
Moura is an internationally awarded musician whose high standards make it
easy for him to cross boundaries between classical and popular music, both
performing and arranging in small ensembles or large symphonic orchestras.
As a conductor, orchestrator, and arranger for famous Brazilian singers, he
includes in his resumé works for Elis Regina, Fagner, Taiguara, Milton
Nascimento, and Marisa Monte.
Paulo Gonçalves de Moura was born in a musical family