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Carrapicho Band
OriginParintins, Amazonas, Brazil
GenresLatin pop, Brazilian music
Years active1980–2002
LabelsArista, BMG
MembersZezinho Corrêa

Carrapicho Band (pt-br: Starburrs) is a Brazilian music group. Members are natives of the state of Amazonas. Its lead singer is Zezinho Corrêa.[1] The group has sold a total of more than 15 million records around the world.[2]

Carrapicho was created in 1980 in Manaus. Earlier works were in the traditional Forró music style, and they were known throughout the northern region. But at the end of 1980, the "Ox-dance Festival" tunes were commonly in their work, but not leaving the dance apart. The group worked regionally for fifteen years. In 1996, a French producer, Patrick Bruel, heard the tune Tic, Tic Tac and decided to launch it in France, where it reached the top 100 best-sellers charts in several European countries.[3]

In Brazil itself, the song was at #34 of the 100 most played songs of the year 1996, and in Canada the song reached its peak of #14 (Nielsen SoundScan).[4]

The song was also recorded by singer Chilli feat. Carrapicho and released in May 1997.Chilli feat. Carrapicho A cover of the song has also been made in Russian by the Uyghur singer Murat Nasyrov.

The band was broadcast on national television in Brazil, the Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão, on a program called Domingo Legal, presented by Gugu Liberato, who discovered the band while holidaying in the summer and thencefore invited them to participate to its program in 1996. The group proved to be a good public performance with their songs to the beat of the Boi music, receiving good reviews by the public.[2]

Carrapicho Band claims to be spreading the Amazonian culture in the world through their music. Currently, the band plays Forró, a Brazilian folk music genre, but not focusing only on folklore themes.


  • Zezinho Corrêa – voice
  • Raimundo Nonato do Nascimento – vocals
  • Robby Martins Keys – guitar
  • Otavio Rodrigues da Silva – bass
  • Edson Ferreira do Vale – accordion
  • Charlie Flag – keyboards
  • Ronalto Jesus, China and Luciano Caninde – drums


  • Ianael Santos
  • Tatiana Oliveira
  • Hira Mesquita
  • Hudson Praia



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  2. ^ a b Mendonça, Renata (April 16, 2008). "Banda Carrapicho". (Retrieved 17/01/2012)
  3. ^ Best-selling singles of all time in France (Retrieved September 27, 2008)
  4. ^ Billboard (Retrieved September 26, 2008)