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Nação Zumbi (formerly Chico Science & Nação Zumbi) is a Brazilian band formed by Chico Science. They have been hailed as one of the most important groups to come out of the manguebeat movement in the 1990s.[1] The musicians of the group continued as Nação Zumbi after Chico died in a car accident on February 2, 1997.

Nação Zumbi
Nação Zumbi @ Maquinária Festival 01.jpg
Nação Zumbi live at Maquinária Festival.
Background information
Also known asChico Science & Nação Zumbi
OriginRecife, Pernambuco, Brazil
Genres
Years active1991–present
LabelsSony Music, Trama, YB Music
Associated actsChico Science, Soulfly
Websitehttp://www.nacaozumbi.com.br/
MembersJorge Du Peixe
Lucio Maia
Alexandre Dengue
Gilmar Bola Oito
Toca Ogan
Pupillo
Gustavo Da Lua
Tom Rocha
Marcos Matia
Past membersChico Science
Canhoto
Gira
Kuki Storlaski
Marcos Matias
Ramon Lira
Gilmar Bola 8

In their songs they experiment with mixing of rock, punk, funk, hip hop, soul, Pernambuco's regional rhythms and Brazilian traditional music, with heavy use of percussion instruments.

They released two albums before the time of Chico's death, Da lama ao caos (From Mud to Chaos) in 1994 and Afrociberdelia in 1996. Both received critical acclaim.[2][3][4]

In 1996, Nação Zumbi contributed Maracatu Atômico to the AIDS-Benefit Album Red Hot + Rio produced by the Red Hot Organization.

Contents

MembersEdit

  • Jorge Du Peixe - vocal, sampler (1998-present) alfaia (1992-1997)
  • Lúcio Maia - guitar, backing vocals
  • Alexandre Dengue - bass, backing vocals
  • Toca Ogan - percussion, vocals
  • Gustavo Da Lua - alfaia, percussion
  • Tom Rocha - drums (2018-present) alfaia, percussion (2013-2018)
  • Marcos Matias - alfaia, percussion

Ex-membersEdit

  • Chico Science - vocals (1993-1997; died 1997)
  • Canhoto - snare drum (1993-1995)
  • Kuki Storlaski - drums (1995)
  • Gira - alfaia (1993-2000)
  • Marcos Matias - alfaia (1998-2011)
  • Ramon Lira - alfaia (2011-2012)
  • Gilmar Bola 8 - alfaia, percussion (1993-2015)
  • Pupillo - drums, percussion (1995-2018)

DiscographyEdit

  • 1994: Da Lama ao Caos - Gold
  • 1996: Afrociberdelia - Gold
  • 1998: CSNZ
  • 2000: Rádio S.AMB.A
  • 2002: Nação Zumbi
  • 2005: Futura
  • 2007: Fome de tudo
  • 2014: Nação Zumbi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nação Zumbi – Biography at AllMusic. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  2. ^ Nogueira, Lígia (18 September 2009). "'Da lama ao caos', álbum essencial do mangue beat, faz 15 anos". G1 (in Portuguese). Globo.com. Retrieved 28 March 2010.
  3. ^ Snowden, Don. "Da lama ao caos". Allmusic. Retrieved 28 March 2010.
  4. ^ Snowden, Don. "Afrociberdelia". Allmusic. Retrieved 28 March 2010.

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