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Abujamra in 2012
|Born||André Cibelli Abujamra|
May 15, 1965
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
|Occupation||Singer-songwriter, lyricist, multi-instrumentalist, actor, record producer, score composer|
|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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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.
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