Voz da Verdade

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Voz da Verdade
Origin Santo André, São Paulo, Brazil
Years active 1978–present
  • Independent
  • Califórnia Discos
Website Official Site (in Portuguese)
  • Carlos A. Moysés
  • Samuel Moysés
  • Liliane Zanirato Moysés
  • Cristiane Moysés
  • Elizabeth Moisés
  • Alberto Cufone
  • Evaristo Fernandes
  • Ibsen Batista
  • André Nalesso
Past members
  • Lílian Moisés
  • Lydia Moisés
  • José Luiz Moisés
  • Rita de Cássia Moisés
  • Sara Moisés
  • Célia Moisés
  • Isa Moysés
  • Fued Moysés
  • Nelson Zanirato
  • Leandro Zanirato
  • Luciano Zanirato
  • André Paolilo

Voz da Verdade (in English, Voice of Truth) is a Brazilian contemporary Christian band that was founded in 1978. The group is part of the religious institution Ministry Voz da Verdade. It is one of the most active religious bands in Brazil, with a 35 year career, having sold over five million copies among LPs, CDs and DVDs. In 2006, the group received the title of Top Band of the Century.[1]

The band became known through songs like "4ª Dimensão", "Lute", "Sou um Milagre", "Pra Quê?", "Projeto no Deserto" and "O Escudo". They are also recognized for having a diversity of influences and styles adopted in their albums, such as rock, pop, jazz, caribbean, hip hop, country, symphonic metal, among others. They have been nominated for several years in various categories of the Talent Trophy and the Promises Trophy. Singers like Heralds of the King, KLB, Marcelo Rossi and Chris Durán have already re-recorded their songs.[2]


It all began in 1973, when Carlos A. Moyses and José Luiz had the idea of forming a band, playing at home and churches. From there they began to be called to perform at some evangelistic events. It was only in 1978, with the encouragement of their grandmother, Concheta, that they perfected their talents and recorded the band's first LP, titled Quem é o Caminho ?, which was released in the city of Santo André. At that time, still called A Voz da Verdade, the band issued its first success, "Jesus Vive", solo anthem written by Elizabeth Moisés, sister of Carlos and José Luiz. From then on they did not stop.

In 1979 came the second LP, Consumado (having been reissued with another booklet in 1980), and in 1981 the third LP Linda Manhã (this one containing the hits Pra Nunca mais Chorar and Ele virá). Carlos Moysés becomes the leader of the group, and his father, Fued Moysés, the minister's pastor, is present ministering in the concerts and presentations of the group.

As time passed, more members emerged, precisely in the 80's, being Jurandir, Márcia, Dayse, Liliani and Rita (vocalists). In 1983 the member Evaristo Fernandes, then twelve years old began his activities in the group. André L. Paolilo was the band's first bass player. In mid-1985 and 1986, he presented symptoms of PAF (a type of paramyloidosis, hereditary degenerative disease), and he died in 1987. Ibsen Batista became the bass player of the band, taking over from Paulo Grégio who, in turn To be guitarist of the band. In the year of 1987, the album Sangue Cor Púrpura is released, responsible for the successes "Sangue cor púrpura", "Deus" and "Liberdade."

In 1988, another great title is released, LP Além do Rio Azul, containing the success of the same name, Além do Rio Azul.

From 1990, with the LP Um Grito de Liberdade, Voz da Verdade began to release their records in live and independent shows, being the first one in Ibirapuera Gymnasium in 1991, and from there, annually.

In 1992, Jurandir, Márcia and Dayse disconnected from the band.

In 1994, Samuel Moysés, son of Carlos Moysés, enters the group like backing vocal.[3] At the time called the "Golden Age of Gospel Music", great successes were cast by the Voz da Verdade, such as A Ilha, Sete Horas da Manhã, Solidao Nunca Mais, Imagem de Deus, Não é Tarde Demais, Nas asas do Vento, Desejo de Vida, Lute, Terra do Pão, Dono do Mundo and Majestade.

In the album of 1997, titled Coração Valente, Samuel Moysés made his first solo participation, singing the song "Porto Desejado", becoming also the new guitarist of the band.

In 1999, the band grows with the debut of the vocalists Lydia Moisés singing Cache next to its father,[4] and Lílian Moisés singing Impossível[5] with its grandmother Isa, in the CD O Espelho, both coming to have a great notoriety in the From the Voice of Truth albums from there.

In 2000, the band released a collection entitled Best Moments, bringing together some of the band's successes so far. In that same year the album Deus Dormiu em Casa was released, in which Daniel Moysés made a participation like drummer in the track "Vale da Decisão". In 2001, the live version of the album was recorded, making the band one of the first in the middle to launch a DVD show. The following year, drummer Luciano Zanirato, who was the brother of another drummer who had died, could not continue to participate in the group because of a change of city. From the album Project in the Desert, the drummer of the group was Daniel Moysés, son of Carlos Alberto Moysés. The musicality of the Voz da Verdade undergoes some changes under the influence of Samuel Moyses, and his brother Daniel Moyses. In 2002, Sara Moisés, daughter of José Luiz e Rita, joins the band as backing vocal and making second voice in the track "Debaixo das Asas", next to its cousin Samuel.

In 2003 the collection "The Three First" was released, where the tracks of the first three albums of the band were re-recorded. Also released was the album O Melhor de Deus por Vir, which contains the band's biggest hit, O Escudo.

In 2004, before the beginning of the recordings of the album Dreams, the percussionist Leandro Zanirato died due to a fulminante infarto.[6] The member Isa Moyses, wife of Pr. Fued Moysés (leader of the group), also did not participate in the album, leaving the group to take care of the husband, in addition his hearing was impaired.

In 2005, Pastor Fued Moysés, husband of Isa died,[7] and the group began to be led by Carlos A. Moysés, vocalist of the group and composer of the majority of the songs. Album Ainda Estou Aqui.

In 2006, the group wins the indication of Band of the Year together with Oficina G3 in the Talento Trophy.[8] On June 9 of that same year, the group received an award, and were titled as the Gospel Band Top of the Century,[9] in the Chamber of Deputies, in Brasilia, where a silver plaque was delivered. The homage was initiated by Senator Paulo Otávio and the solemnity was presided over by Bishop Robson Rodovalho of the Gênesis Television Network of the Church Sara Nossa Terra. At Easter, the member Lydia Moisés suffers a serious car accident. During his hospitalization, Carlos A. Moysés composed the song Teatro da Vida especially for her, who recorded the track in the album Filho de Leão.

In 2008, the group recorded their DVD commemorating the thirty years of existence at Estância Árvore da Vida. The album was released later that same year, on DVD and on Double CD, both entitled 30 Anos - Ao Vivo.

In 2009 the album Chuva de Sangue is released. His DVD version was recorded on December 19 of that year, at the Ibirapuera Gymnasium, after a few years recording at Via Funchal.

On August 4, 2010, vocalist Lílian Moisés, daughter of keyboardist Célia and the late bass player André Paolilo, did not resist a liver transplant performed on July 27 at the Albert Eistein Hospital surgical center. The operation was necessary because the singer had a hereditary degenerative disease, called polyneuropathy, which atrophies the nerves and muscles, the same disease that her father had suffered.[10] The singer died after a cardiac arrest while undergoing the surgery of withdrawal of the liver so that the organ was replaced.[11] A few days later, on August 29, Nelson Zanirato, presenter of the group also died, facts that caused that this year there was no release, which broke from there the calendar of annual releases of the band .

After almost two years without releasing any album, at the end of 2011, the group released the album Eu Acredito, the thirty-second album of the band. His DVD version was recorded live in the city of Goiânia.

In 2013, a national conference will be held by the ministry commemoration of the 35 years of the Voz da Verdade, but without the participation of the Family of Pastor José Luiz. In that same year, Evaristo Fernandes leaves the band to collaborate with the Church of the Truth in Sorocaba.

In 2014, the band reduced its formation. Carlos A. Moyses, leader of the band, remains, while José Luiz Moisés leaves the band along with his family, Rita Moisés and his daughters Lydia Moses and Sara Moisés, due to the change of city caused by the fact that he would become pastor of two Congregations, one in Alphaville and another in Sorocaba. Under the new conjuncture, this year, Voz da Verdade released the album Herois,[12] which had its DVD recording performed on August 22, 2015.

On November 26, 2016, the pianist Evaristo Fernandes officially returns to the band, a fact that has left all fans of the band very happy and shows, once again, that forgiveness and friendship overcome any friction of the past.


Studio albuns[13]




  • 1991: Um Grito de Liberdade (Ao Vivo)
  • 1992: Magnífico (Ao Vivo)
  • 1993: Imagem de Deus (Ao Vivo)
  • 1994: Não é Tarde Demais (Ao Vivo)
  • 1995: Desejo de Vida (Ao Vivo)
  • 1996: Os Anjos (Ao Vivo)
  • 1997: Majestade (Ao Vivo)
  • 1998: Coração Valente (Ao Vivo)
  • 1999: Quando Deus se Cala (Ao Vivo)
  • 2000: O Espelho (Ao Vivo)
  • 2001: Deus Dormiu lá em Casa (Ao Vivo)
  • 2002: Projeto no Deserto (Ao Vivo)
  • 2003: Somos Mais que Vencedores
  • 2004: O Melhor de Deus está por Vir (Ao Vivo)
  • 2005: Sonhos (Ao Vivo)

Re-released on DVD

  • 2006: Coração Valente - Ao Vivo (remastered)
  • 2006: Quando Deus se Cala - Ao Vivo (remastered)
  • 2006: O Espelho - Ao Vivo) (remastered)


  • Carlos A. Moysés - Base Guitar and Vocal
  • Samuel Moysés - Guitar Solo, Guitars and Vocal
  • Liliani Zanirato Moysés - Vocals
  • Elizabeth Moisés - Vocals
  • Cristiane Moysés - Vocals
  • Alberto Cufone - Vocals
  • Daniel Moysés - Battery
  • Ibsen Batista - Contrabass
  • André Nalesso - Keyboards
  • Evaristo Fernandes - Pianos

TV Program

The group has a program on television with the same title shown on Saturdays at 1:00 pm on Rede TV. The program ended indefinitely, but it aired on December 3, 2011, being recorded at the Voz da Verdade studios in the city of Santo André, programs directed by Carlos Paiva (deacon), and Edited by his son, Marcos Paiva, affectionately called "Bob Pai" and "Bob Filho". In 2016, the program is no longer broadcast.[15]

Awards and Titles

  • Top Century Gospel Band
  • Band of the Year - Talent Trophy 2006


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  2. ^ "Nossa História-Voz da Verdade". www.vozdaverdade.com.br. Retrieved 2017-05-30. 
  3. ^ "Voz da Verdade estará completa em Andralina". 
  4. ^ "ESCONDERIJO". www.vozdaverdade.com.br. Retrieved 2017-05-30. 
  5. ^ "IMPOSSIVEL". www.vozdaverdade.com.br. Retrieved 2017-05-30. 
  6. ^ "Leandro Zanirato - Biografia". 
  7. ^ "O Último Adeus". www.vozdaverdade.com.br. Retrieved 2017-05-30. 
  8. ^ "Gospel Prime". Gospel Prime (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2017-05-30. 
  9. ^ "Banda Gospel Top do Século". 
  10. ^ "Vocalista do Voz da Verdade morre após transplante de fígado". Música Gospel Prime (in Portuguese). 2010-08-04. Retrieved 2017-05-30. 
  11. ^ Cristo, Amigo De (2010-08-04). "Morre vocalista do Voz da Verdade". Amigo De Cristo (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2017-05-30. 
  12. ^ "Análise: CD Heróis - Voz da Verdade - O Propagador". www.opropagador.com (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2017-05-30. 
  13. ^ "Discografia da Banda (Discography)". www.vozdaverdade.com.br. Retrieved 2017-05-30. 
  14. ^ "INTEGRANTES DA BANDA". www.vozdaverdade.com.br. Retrieved 2017-05-30. 
  15. ^ "Programa Voz da Verdade deixa de ser exibido". 
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