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José Afonso
Background information
Birth name José Manuel Cerqueira Afonso dos Santos
Also known as Zeca Afonso
Born (1929-08-02)2 August 1929
Origin Aveiro, Portugal
Died 23 February 1987(1987-02-23) (aged 57)
Genres Folk
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals, guitar

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.

Afonso died of ALS.


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