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Curumin in 2013
Curumin in 2013
Background information
Birth nameLuciano Nakata Albuquerque
Born (1976-07-28) July 28, 1976 (age 47)
OriginSão Paulo, Brazil
GenresHip hop, samba, jazz, bossa nova, funk
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Years active2005–present
LabelsYB, Quannum Projects, Six Degrees

Curumin (born Luciano Nakata Albuquerque July 28, 1976) is a Brazilian singer 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.

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 being donated to raise awareness and money to fight AIDS/HIV and related health and social issues.

In 2017 his album Boca was nominated for the 2017 Latin Grammy Award for Best Portuguese Language Rock or Alternative Album.[1]


Studio albums

  • Perro (2005, The Projects)
  • Achados e Perdidos (2005, YB Music, Quannum Projects)
  • JapanPopShow (2008, YB Music, Quannum Projects)
  • Arrocha (2012, YB Music, Quannum Projects)
  • Boca (2017, Natura Musical, Brasuca Produções)

Other album appearances

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


  1. ^ Ceccarini, Viola Manuela (November 20, 2017). "The 18th Latin GRAMMY Awards in Las Vegas". Livein Style. Archived from the original on December 8, 2019. Retrieved December 28, 2017.