Curumin

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Curumin
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Curumin
Background information
Birth name Luciano Nakata Albuquerque
Born (1976-07-28) July 28, 1976 (age 37)
Origin São Paulo, Brazil
Genres Hip hop, samba, jazz, bossa nova, funk
Occupations singer/songwriter, drummer
Instruments drums, Cavaquinho
Years active 2005–present
Labels YB Music, Quannum Projects, Six Degrees Records
Associated acts Quannum Projects, Chief Xcel, YB Music

Curumin (born Luciano Nakata Albuquerque July 28, 1976 in São Paulo, Brazil) is a Brazilian musician[1] whose style incorporates elements of samba, funk, jazz, bossa nova, and hip hop. He sings in Portuguese and speaks fluent English.His first album, Achados E Perdidos, was released on September 20, 2005 on the Quannum Projects label.

Curumin and Quannum Projects first crossed paths when Chief Xcel, one half of Blackalicious and one fifth of Quannum, was on tour in Brazil. Happening upon Achados E Perdidos while in São Paulo, Xcel knew immediately that this was a record that could resonate with audiences outside Brazil as well.[citation needed]

In 2011, he contributed the song "Ela (Ticklah Remix)" to the Red Hot Organization's most recent charitable album "Red Hot + Rio 2." The album is a follow-up to the 1996 "Red Hot + Rio." Proceeds from the sales will be donated to raise awareness and money to fight AIDS/HIV and related health and social issues.

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums

  • Perro (2005, The Projects)
  • Achados e Perdidos (2005, YB Music, Quannum Projects)
  • Japan Pop Show (2008, YB Music, Quannum Projects)
  • Arrocha (2012, YB Music, Quannum Projects)

Other Album Appearances

  • Live at KXLP Vol.5- "Extendo" (2009)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Farber, Jim (December 5, 2008). "Curumin among the best of the new Brazil". Daily News. Retrieved 21 July 2012.