All Chico Buarque for free

Chico clicked by Hiabba/Flickr

The whole production of Chico Buarque de Hollanda – arguably one of the greatest composers of Brazilian popular music, and essential to understand both the feminine soul and the country´s cultural life in the last 50 decades – is now accessible and free on the internet. The artist just allowed Instituto Tom Jobim to publish all the (handwritten) lyrics, scores, photos, letters and other texts accumulated during his life. You can also access all his songs, organized by album. It is a huge volume of information that still needs further organization, but it allows to understand his creative process and evolution.

Instituto Tom Jobim also offers similar contents from the collection of (you guessed) Tom Jobim, Dorival Caymmi and urbanist Lúcio Costa.