GUILHERME RONDON. Song writer, guitar player and singer of his own material, Guilherme Rondon, who lives in Pantanal,Mato Grosso do Sul , masters the fusion among the many rhythms existing in his borderland, such as guaranias, polka and chamamé. His songs cannot be classified into a particular genre. Some say its folk music but his work has so many contemporary elements that can either fit into other Brazilian genres or any pop category, even The Beatles'.
Guilherme Rondon was born in São Paulo and brought up in Corumbá, in the swamps of Paiaguás, located in Mato Grosso do Sul. In the 70's he went back to São Paulo to study at CLAM (Zimbo Trio music school).
His songs have been recorded by a well sorted number of artists, such as Nana Caymmi, César Camargo Mariano, Célia, Ivan Lins , Sérgio Reis, Lula Barbosa, Danilo Caymmi, Rosa Maria, Lucinha Lins, Jackie Heker , Almir Sater, Alzira Espíndola, Papete, Diana Pequeno and the vocal group "O Quarteto".
In 1991 Guilherme Rondon released the well acclaimed album "Rondon & Fígar" by Eldorado Records - SP, winning the SHARP Awards 92 for best folk song with "Paiaguás", lirics by Paulo Simões. In 1994, he released Piratininga, his first solo album, by Velas Records and again, he was awarded the SHARP Awards 95 as the Revelation of the year. He took part in Projeto Pixinguinha in 1996, along with Danilo Caymmi, touring around the north of Brazil.
In 2001 Guilherme released a new solo album " Claro queSim ", by Rainbow Records. In 2005 he recorded an album in Asuncion -Paraguay, with the participation of Argentinian and Paraguaian musicians, yet to be released by Kamikaze Records. In 2005 the álbum Piratininga was released in Japan by Koala Records.
In 2006, he was selected to participate to VISA Awards Songwriter Edition, and also performed at SESC Vila Mariana for a pleased audience. In 2008 he recorded the albun TR3S .
Thanks to the quality and the consistency of his new material, nowadays he is involved with the new álbum MADE IN PANTANAL fully record on a ranch in Pantanal.