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Curumin (born Luciano Nakata Albuquerque July 28, 1976 in São Paulo, Brazil) is a Brazilian musician 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, September 2013
|Birth name||Luciano Nakata Albuquerque|
|Born||July 28, 1976|
|Origin||São Paulo, Brazil|
|Genres||Hip hop, samba, jazz, bossa nova, funk|
|Labels||YB Music, Quannum Projects, Six Degrees Records|
|Associated acts||Quannum Projects, Chief Xcel, YB Music|
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 will be 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.
- 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)