André Abujamra

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André Abujamra
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Abujamra in 2012
BornAndré Cibelli Abujamra
(1965-05-15) May 15, 1965 (age 53)
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Occupation Singer-songwriter, lyricist, multi-instrumentalist, actor, record producer, score composer
Years active 1985–present
Musical career
Genres Experimental rock, indie rock, indie pop, world music
Instruments Vocals, electric guitar, synthesizer, drum machine, keyboards
Labels Spin Music, Tratore
Associated acts Os Mulheres Negras, Karnak, Maurício Pereira

André Cibelli Abujamra (born May 15, 1965) is a Brazilian score composer, musician, singer, guitarist, actor, and comedian of Lebanese and Italian origin. His father, Antônio Abujamra, was also an actor.

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Film work

Abujamra has worked on nearly 30 films in his career since entering the Cinema of Brazil in 1988, and has composed the soundtracks to acclaimed Brazilian films such as Durval Discos (2002), Carandiru (2003), and Cafundó (2005). He has also had several minor roles in Brazilian films and has written soundtracks for Brazilian TV channel Eurochannel.

Cinema of Brazil

Brazilian cinema was introduced early in the 20th century but took some time to consolidate itself as a popular form of entertainment. The film industry of Brazil has gone through periods of ups and downs, a reflection of its dependency on state funding and incentives.

<i>Durval Discos</i> 2002 film by Anna Muylaert

Durval Discos is a 2002 Brazilian film by Anna Muylaert shot in Pinheiros, a borough of São Paulo. The film is noticeable for its soundtrack made up of 1970s Brazilian music that reflects the protagonist's taste, as he is himself a hippie, as well as André Abujamra's original score, more present in the film's second, darker half. The shift of mood from the first part to the second was advertised as life's A and B sides, a reference to the film's homage to LPs.

<i>Carandiru</i> (film) 2003 film by Héctor Babenco

Carandiru is a 2003 Brazilian drama film directed by Héctor Babenco. It is based on the book Estação Carandiru by Dr. Drauzio Varella, a physician and AIDS specialist, who is portrayed in the film by Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos.

Band work

He was singer and guitar player for a band called Karnak. They have released three CDs: Karnak (1995), Universo Umbigo (1997), and Estamos Adorando Tóquio (2000). Alongside Maurício Pereira he is also part of the experimental rock duo Os Mulheres Negras.

Karnak is a band from São Paulo, Brazil. It is known for mixing diverse music styles from around the world with pop and rock. Many critics consider Karnak's music style to be world music, although the band rejects this label, claiming that its "ethnic" sound results from their intuition, not from researches.

Maurício Pereira is a Brazilian singer-songwriter, lyricist, journalist, saxophonist, television announcer, stage actor and record producer best known for his work with experimental rock duo Os Mulheres Negras.

Experimental rock is a subgenre of rock music which pushes the boundaries of common composition and performance technique or which experiments with the basic elements of the genre. Artists aim to liberate and innovate, with some of the genre's distinguishing characteristics being improvisational performances, avant-garde influences, odd instrumentation, opaque lyrics, unorthodox structures and rhythms, and an underlying rejection of commercial aspirations.


He has won four professional awards in his career to date, and he won the Kikito Award for the soundtrack of "As Rosas não Falam".

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