Zeca Afonso

Portuguese poet, composer and singer

José Manuel Cerqueira Afonso dos Santos, known as José Afonso, Zeca Afonso (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈzɛkɐ aˈfõsu]) or just Zeca (2 August 1929 – 23 February 1987) was a well known Portuguese folk and political musician. He became an icon in Portugal for his music criticizing the dictatorial regime of Oliveira Salazar.

Zeca Afonso
José Afonso
José Afonso
Background information
Birth nameJosé Manuel Cerqueira Afonso dos Santos
Also known asZeca Afonso
Born(1929-08-02)2 August 1929
OriginAveiro, Portugal
Died23 February 1987(1987-02-23) (aged 57)
InstrumentsVocals, guitar

Afonso died of ALS.

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