Alceu Paiva Valena, more known as Alceu Valena, is a singer and composer born in 1 of July of 1946, in the interior of Pernambuco. Son of one politician, its relation with music still started in infancy through 3 icons of the culture northeastern and cantadores of fair of its native city: Jackson of the Pandeiro, Luiz Gonzaga and Marins. Moreover, Alceu is grandson of a poet and violeiro, call Pablo Alves Valena. After to form themselves in right in 1969 and to work as lawyer and journalist, Alceu goes Rio De Janeiro to live it of music in 1971, together with its friend Geraldo Azevedo. However, the career of both does not get much success in this period. In the decade of 70, Alceu participated of a festival of the Globe, singing Goes Ruined pra Catende. One year later, recorded the LP Molhadro de Suor.
In 1975, the singer has one of its musics enclosed in the track sonola of the Gabriela novel of the TV Globe. However, the great ascension of the singer is initiated only in 1977 with the record Crystalline Mirror. Three years later, in 1980, the singer it launches the LP Silly Heart. The prominence music, that the same takes name that the album, brings greater projection for the career of the singer, making with that this pass now if to present the diverse places of the country. Alceu, together with Geraldo Azevedo, Z Ramalho and the Elba Ramalho, visits some cities in a series of shows called the Great Meeting, that, later was changedded into a COMPACT DISC of the BMG with the same name. Another partnership would be marked in 2000. Of this time, Geraldo Azevedo, the Elba Ramalho, Nan Vasoncelos and Morais Moreira would mark ' ' Pernambuco in I sing: carnival of Olinda' ' in the Festival of Montreux (Switzerland). In the year of 2009 the singer starts to work in a called film Virtual Twine, a musical comedy repleto of typical elements that send to its north-eastern infancy. In case that he is fan or it wants to know more on Alceu Valena, you can have access the letters of the Alceu Valena in the site of letters of musics.