Jefferson Barbosa, Ecuadoran dancer, Died at 40


Jefferson Barbosa or stage name Axé Bahia died on April 22, 2016.

He was the six-member of Eurodance/axé music group from Brazil.

The group gained fame in South America with their single “Beijo na Boca”, particularly the Spanish-language version, “Beso en la Boca”.

He started his quest for fame in the late 1990s.

At the time in Brazil, the group was originally made up of Flaviana Seeling, Jeferson Fabiano Barbosa, Jociney Barbosa, Thalyta, Amanda, and Rodrigo.

The band was manage by Flaviana Seeling, was discovered by a Chilean businessman who saw some of its members dancing at a resort.

The group then relocated to Chile to test their success and take their shot at fame in 2001.

Quickly, after arriving in Chile, three of the group’s members, Thalyta, Amanda, and Rodrigo, decided to head back to Brazil. The group in Chile decided to search for two more members and found Francini Contin do Amaral and Bruno Alexandre Lazzaretti.

The head of the group, Flaviana Seeling, Jeferson Fabiano Barbosa, Jociney Barbosa, Francini Contin do Amaral, and Bruno Alexandre Lazzaretti were the five members that have performed the majority of the group’s songs and dances and is the group best known as Axé Bahia.

After Flaviana Seeling found out she was pregnant in 2003, the group added a sixth member, Brenda Carvalho, who replaced Seeling during her due to pregnancy.

Following that, Brenda Carvalho started up her own group, Exporto Brasil.

And, Axé Bahia, throughout its ongoing change in membership, has worked in Brazil, Chile, El Salvador (Canal 6), Mexico City and Peru, to name a few places.

Togeher the band had to learn Spanish to be able to record outside of Brazil.

Eventurally it all paid off, and they sold thousands of copies of their two albums throughout Latin America.

Axé Bahia, whos part in the group changed again in 2006, moving back to a sextet.

Currently, Group members are Flaviana Seeling, Jeferson Fabiano Barbosa, Jociney Barbosa, and new members, Cleverson Leandro Ribeiro, Meire Guimaraes de Carvalho, and Gisele Salardi.

However, in 2006, Axé Bahia, along with adding three new members, created Axé Bahia Company, a dance school.

He was most famous for its songs “Beijo Na Boca” (Spanish: “Beso en la Boca”), and “Tudo Bem”.

The song “H Bahía” was also a spin-off group from Axé Bahía.

Around 23 pm (GMT-3) on April 22, 2016, Jefferson Barbosa fell from the 15th floor from a building in Santiago de Chile.

Jefferson Barbosa passed away at 40 yrs old.