Paulinho da Costa
Credited on Bete Noire.
He has played percussion with nearly four hundred fellow artists, and his name has appeared on numerous top-selling records, including works by Quincy Jones, jazz veterans Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis, and pop superstars Madonna, Sting and Michael Jackson.
A dynamic percussionist, an innovative composer and a qualified producer, Paulinho's musical versatility is also well demonstrated on his four solo albums - AGORA, HAPPY PEOPLE, SUNRISE and BREAKDOWN.
Through his prolific career Paulinho has been involved with some of best selling projects, including the record breaking Thriller, the landmark recording We Are The World and the percussion dominated successes of All Night Long and La Isla Bonita.
However, not only has DaCosta made a profound impact within the record industry, his talents are proudly recognized in both film and television. His credits range from the Oscar-nominated motion picture The Color Purple to box office hits like Saturday Night Fever, The Wiz, Footloose and Coming To America.
Through radio and television the sounds of Paulinho DaCosta come into your home on a daily basis. Whether it be for a car commercial, food commercial or television movies, his music is heard around the world. Even more noted is his composition of the Coca-Cola "Orchestra" commercial which found it's way to number one on the U.S. and international charts.