() is a Brazilian reggae
band formed in 1986 in Rio de Janeiro
. Their style is influenced by soul
and rock music
. Common themes of Cidade Negra songs include love and social issues.
The band reached success in 1991, with the album Lute pra Viver
(Fight to Live), including the radio hit "Falar a Verdade". Ras Bernardo was the first vocalist.
Garrido at the time was the vocalist of Banda Bel. He entered in Cidade Negra after their second album, in 1993.
Formed in Baixada Fluminense, the band has placed hits in soap operas
, like the frustrated remake of Irmãos Coragem
, broadcast in Rede Globo
In 2002, Cidade Negra recorded their first acoustic record, on MTV Brasil
. The Acústico MTV (MTV Unplugged Cidade Negra
contained another radio hit, "Girassol". In this year, Garrido was presenter of two editions of Globo-Endemol
's reality show Fama
In 2005, the group was nominated for Brazilian VMAs
(VMB), for best video by viewers choice (Perto de Deus
). They lost it to CPM 22
's "Um Minuto para o Fim do Mundo". In 2006, celebrating twenty years of career, the group released the DVD Direct - Live
In 2007 Sony BMG did not renew their contract with the band, who soon found EMI Music to launch its newest project then the CD and DVD: Entertainment - Live , recorded at the Teatro Popular - Niterói, on August 16, 2007, released by the band. In April 2008, Toni Garrido announced his exit from the Cidade Negra, after... Read More