Poet and multi-artist Waly Salomão entered the musical scene as a lyricist and worked as a producer and artistic director. In partnership with Jards Macalé, he wrote songs such as Vapor barato and Mal secreto, recorded by Gal Costa (1968), whom he directed in the show Fa-tal (1971). He wrote the lyrics to Mel and Talismã, by Caetano Veloso, recorded by Maria Bethânia (1979). He also composed with Lulu Santos, Roberto Frejat and Adriana Calcanhoto. With Gilberto Gil, he conceived the soundtrack for the movie Quilombo (1984), by Cacá Diegues. In 1971, he released his first poetry book, Me segura qu'eu vou dar um troço, inspired by his experience in jail. The book’s layout is signed by Hélio Oiticica, whose biography, Qual é o parangolé, Salomão would later write. He also published Gigolô de bibelôs (1983), Lábia (1998), among other texts marked by Waly’s free, restless and provocative style. He was a member of the Council of Curators of Associação Cultural Videobrasil, an institution he collaborated since 1996. He created, alongside Carlos Nader, the performance Bestiário masculino-feminino, presented in the 12th Videobrasil Festival (1998). He was the articulator of the concept “Displacements”, curatorial axis of the 14th Videobrasil Festival (2003).