Paulinho de Costa
Background information
Birth name Paulo Robert de Costa
Born May 31, 1948
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Occupation Musician
Instruments Percussion, conga, bongos, pandeiro
Years active 1963-present

Paulinho da Costa (born Paulo Roberto da Costa on May 31, 1948) is a Brazilian percussionist, who has worked with Andy Taylor.


Born in Rio de Janeiro, Paulinho is considered one of the most recorded musicians of modern times. Playing over two hundred percussion instruments, he has participated in thousands of recording sessions, Grammy Award-winning albums, hit songs, soundtracks, radio and television commercials.

He has done crossover work in a variety of music genres including: Brazilian, blues, Christian, country, disco, gospel, hip hop, jazz, Latin, pop, rhythm and blues, rock, soul, world music and also contributed to Andy Taylor's debut album Thunder, released in 1987.

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