Beto Furquim started his musical career in 1986, playing acoustic and electric guitar in singer Suzana Salles" band. In 1995, his samba "À beira-mar" was included in the Civil Defense "Metamorfosicamente", by singer/songwriter Marcelo Quintanilha (Azul Records). In 2000, his song "Estrela da manhã", sung by Monica Salmaso, has been finalist of main Brazilian television broadcaster Rede Globo Festival da Música Brasileira (Brazilian Music Festival).
The performance was recorded in the Civil Defense with the 12 finalists, by the label Som Livre.
The Civil Defense is produced by Mario Manga and Leandro Bomfim, with Monica Salmaso and Mauricio Pereira as guest appearances and, design by Alex Cerveny and Vanderlei Lopes. Besides his own songs, the album "Muito Prazer" includes an ancient Chinese poem, "Jing Ye Si", by Li Bai, set to music
His song "Margem" is inspired by João Guimarães Rosa"s short story "The Third Edge of the River".