Banda Calypso

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Banda Calypso
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Joelma and Chimbinha
Background information
Origin Brazil Pará, Brazil
Genres Calypso, brega, carimbo, lambada, cumbia, gospel
Years active 1999 — Present
Labels Independent
Som Livre
Website [1]
Members Joelma (singer)
Chimbinha (guitar)

Banda Calypso is a Brazilian musical duo, especially popular in Northern and Northeastern regions of the country. It was formed in the late 1990s by guitarist and producer Chimbinha and his singer/dancer wife Joelma Mendes da Silva.

The band is seen as a successful model of open business for pop culture. As the band produces their CDs (15 as of 2010) and their DVDs (5), not signing with any labels (national or international), they are able to sell them for fair prices. They are also credited with creating a new style of marketing in Brazil, especially among lower classes.

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