Germannu was born into a family of plantation owners in Brazil, north of Rio. His musical journey started at the tender age of 15 and despite several detours, including studying agriculture and a death in the family pulling him back to farm work after his graduation, he always found a way to come back to his musical path. An inspiring encounter with the legendary Milton Nascimento cemented his goals and inspired him to take the risks needed to see them through. After a chance meeting with Jorge Jóia in 1984, Germannu threw caution to the wind, moved to Rio to sleep on Jorge’s couch and write and record the record you have in your hands. This fantastic slice of Brazilian Boogie also features the organ player Lafayette, drummer Paulinho Black from Banda Black Rio, and Tim Maia, among others.