Norberto Macedo was born in Barcos, Tabuaço,  province of Alto Douro, Portugal, in 1939, and came to Brazil in 1952. He is a recitalist on the guitar and lute, composer, and professor of classical guitar. Among his compositions, about a hundred, are choros, sambas, etudes, preludes, arrangements, and four suites: "Suite para Portinari", "Suite Dom Quixote" (twenty-one pieces based on the drawings of the Brazilian painter Cândido Portinari), "Suite para Rosana", and "Suite Seresteira" (part of a method with Mário Mascarenhas). His recordings comprise two LPs for RCA Victor: "Meu violão… minha seresta…" and "Villa Lobos, recital de violão", one for Discos Copacabana "Violão em recital de gala", a cassette tape "Romance de Amor" (independent production), and two CDs "Portinari 90 Anos - Coração Brasileiro" for Kuarup Discos, and "Alto Macabu" produced by his own label "Serestrelo". He has had his own radio programs on Rádio MEC (run by the Ministry of Education), Rádio Mundial, and Rádio Rio de Janeiro, and participated in various others by invitation. He is the co-author, with Mário Mascarenhas, of a classical guitar method "Iniciação ao Violão por Música" published by Irmãos Vitale S/A, São Paulo. During many years, recordings of Norberto were used as prefixes of Rádio MEC, and as character themes of Brazilian television series. Two compositions were used for the background of the video "Menino de Brodosqui" , part of the weekly documentary series "Globo Reporter" of TV Globo, and various others used in the video "Um Cândido Pintor Portinari" of TVE (the education channel). Norberto has appeared in various newpaper articles in Brazil and Porgugal, as well as in national and international magazines. He has given recitals in many location of greater Rio de Janeiro  and in other municipalities of the state, as well as in other states of Brazil and in Portugal. Highlights of the last few years are:

1  Country Wedding, Portinari, images, poetry and music.
2  Don Quixote - 400 years of passion.
3. Spirit of Waters.
4. Memory Radio.
5. Where the Sabiá Sings. (An expression from a Brazilian popular song. The sabiá is a very melodic songbird.)

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