January 24, 1980
Yamandú Costa is an acoustic guitar player born 1980 in Passo Fundo, a city in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, in Brazil. His guitar studies began when he was 7, tutored by his father, Algacir Costa, leader of the "Fronteiriços", a regional band. Later he sought to perfect his technique with Argentine virtuoso Lucio Yanel, who had at the time set his home in Brazil. With his striking blend of regional music styles and notably energetic performances, he is touted by many as one of the greatest guitarists specialized in Brazilian music. Yamandú plays 7-string guitar and is also a composer and arranger.