Ivan Lins, a carioca who grew up in the neighbood of Tijuca, is a composer and musician know by many recordings of his work all over the world, for his unique arrangements and harmonies, both sophisticated and popular. he begins to compose “fados”, type of music that heavily influenced him due to the contact with his portuguese grand parents.
In 1977 composed and recorded his first “fado” called “um fado”. In 2011 was chosen by fifa`s world committe to perform at the 2014 world cups` groups draft event, which was broadcast around the globe.
In 11/2011 received in the netherlands the edison award, top prize in dutch music, in recognition to his contribution to music in the world.