19 Dec Sidney Magal não para: está no cinema com os ‘Formigas’ e promete livro nos 50 anos de carreira
Singer and actor do not care about labels, he challenged prejudices when he rolls and says that, on stage, artist does not have sex
Luiz Carlos Merten, O Estado de S. Paulo 18 December 2016 | 03h00
Sidney Magal crosses the lobby of the Maksoud Hotel to talk to the reporter in a more reserved area. Pass a table where businessmen are at a conference. For everything – “I wanted to see you dance a tango,” one of them says. Magal makes a humorous comment, the group laughs. It is always so where it arrives. The public loves it. Magal sits down and confesses. “The Dance of the Famous blasted me. Two disc hernias. I’m here talking, laughing, but it hurts the ass. “Magal counts the days to 21. Why 21? “I’m going home.” And where is ‘home’? “I was born in Rio, but I have lived in Salvador for many years. My wife is from Bahia. “
But Magal is not exactly going to rest. Going to party with family, friends. “I already hired a schooner just for us. It’s going to be beautiful. “For now, there’s still work to do. The interview is being conducted on Friday, 16, in the afternoon. Magal had two shows on Saturday, 17, and a third on Tuesday, 20. “I’m very present at family parties,” he says. This is your routine. What’s different about the week is that he’s releasing new movie – Magal and the Ants. “It’s a silly movie, but very nice,” he says. A variation on the old fable of the cicada and the ant. A hard-working guy, grimace, who lives searching for the formula to hit the Mega Sena. A guy who no longer tells the woman who loves her or takes her out to dance. Suddenly he is hearing voices – and the Magal on the wall poster interferes with his life.
Latin blood. Will make 50 years of career in 2017
Of course, being Magal a popular artist, the film ‘bobinho’ goes by this slope. But, attention, the director is Newton Cannito, doctor in cinema and TV by USP. Cannito is no small thing, and look what he says to justify his choice of actor. “Why Magal? Because joy is the proof of the nine, and Magal passed the test of Oswald with praise. He’s more than a singer. And more than an actor. He became a national archetype, a personality that has spanned 50 years of Brazilian culture, transiting among audiences – it is cult among young people and has many fans in the third age – and among musical tastes, between social classes. I needed a human who personified a Cicada. Magal is the ideal cicada. “
When the reporter passes on the information, Magal makes his sweet gesture. “Very affectionate of him.” The moment is special for the artist. Despite the fame of a cicada – and the myth of the Latin lover – Magal is more like an ant. Works great. Take good care of yourself. “Bug, I’ve never cared much. I drink cold water before and during the shows, I live in the air conditioning. And I do not exercise, except on the stage. The girl who rehearsed me at the Dance of the Famous went to see the show and pulled my ear. He said that there I lived from no one. When I’m on stage, I forget everything. I’ve been doing crazy things for a long time. ” “I’m not crazy about wanting to kick botox. The face is already a c … “Oops! Magal is of the lineage of Dercy Gonçalves and Costinha. No one complains about their profanity. And he laughs.
Not that it’s bon vivant, the kind that likes to take advantage – far from it. Next year, 40 years of the first record of success is completed. Ten years earlier he was already on the road. So … “I do not know how to date, but in 2017 it will be a 50-year career. I’m going to do a great concert to celebrate, possibly in Ibirapuera. It’s going to be a commemorative DVD. And today (Friday) I still have to talk to a girl who is going to write a book about my life. I have many stories, so I will tell some of them. “His mother was a relative of Vinicius de Moraes, an uncle composed for Carmem Miranda. The family came from the noble side of MPB. Magal went to the popular. If Carlos Drummond was to be gauche in life, he was cheesy.
Does not care for labels. He defied prejudice by whipping. He says that on stage, an artist does not have sex. In June, he announced that he was going to retire and it was a commotion. He is 63 years old. “From the 70’s, I do not go, I want to dedicate myself more to the family.” He continues to present his hits – If I Get You with Another I Kill You, Call Me What I Will and the flagship, Sandra Rosa Madalena. In the family, it has gypsy blood, but back there. The Gypsy, Latin Magal was a marketing move that went super right. Even today, she is amazed how, on social networks, she receives images of children with the flower in her mouth singing Sandra Rosa. It separates well the man, Sidney Magalhães, of the artist, Magal. It takes the latter very seriously, but it takes the citizen even more. Around and half put on Facebook its nonconformity with the current Brazil. “My wife lives by policing me. Everybody speaks badly about politicians, so do I, but I do not think politicians are so divorced from the Brazilian people. It’s a lot of people wanting to take advantage.
“Our love story is very beautiful. It’s going to become a movie. “Paulo Machline, the Eternal Son, is the conductor, with whom Magal discusses the details of production for the end of 2017.