Pinduca – Carimbó E Sirimbó Do Pinduca

Dear Tropicaliastas today we have a special record i use to play in our events, as we know the tropical diaspora give you the opportunity to hear many musical and rhythms connections. This time i bring to you Pinduca with one of his great records, “Carimbó E Sirimbó Do Pinduca”. We could compare this rhythms with Cumbia or Amanozas music and yes Pinduca from Belém is the “Rei do Carimbó” the king of Carimbó, a rhythm and dance from the Amazonia. Belonging to a family of musicians, Pinduca began his career at 14 years old singing carimbó making him one of the most recognizable figures in the state of Pará in Brasil.


Carimbó is also called the drum of African origin that accompanies the dance with black rhythms. Pinduca is considered to be the father of many rhythm Creations: sirimbó, Lari Lari, langode and many more. Pinduca itself say he claims to be able to create a new rhythm in half an hour. During his 30-year career, he took almost as many plates and spread his rhythms thus also in the neighboring countries. But the king was the great success so far failed, although he arranges his modern rhythms lately. One is reminded of Carimbó drum in some pieces heavily on pop Colombian cumbias. His various pieces have only one thing in common: they are perfectly danceable! As he sings, dancers are regional choreographies of Carimbó, boi bumba, show Síria and other rhythms. Among them was his daughter, which is said to be the best dance performance.


The most well known folk music style which has emerged from the Brazilian Amazon region is carimbó, which was born out of a mix of folk music from West Africa and Europe, as well as the local Amerindian music. The early carimbó music was accompanied by a kind of drums, made ​​of tree trunks, called curimbó. It was these drums which later gave origin to the name of the music genre. A traditional carimbó band includs two curimbó drums, one larger, which provides a bass sound and one smaller, which produces a lighter sound. Also included are a maracas, a wooden flute and a fore stringed guitar. More modern carimbó music is typically performed with several wind instruments, such as clarinet, saxophone and other flutes. Like most other musical genrese since 1960’s and and 70’s, electrical instruments such as bass guitar, are now used within carimbó. Carimbó music has also incorporated musical influences from the nearby Caribbean region, as for example merengue and cumbia.  In recent decades, a wide range of new popular music styles, all based on carimbó, have developed in the state of Pará. These include brega pop, lambada and tecnobrega. The lambada clearly preserved the characteristic and easily recognizable rhythm of the carimbó, and was a huge international success for a brief period in the late 1980’s.