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André Abujamra

André Abujamra
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Abujamra in 2012
Born
André Cibelli Abujamra

(1965-05-15) May 15, 1965 (age 54)
OccupationSinger-songwriter, lyricist, multi-instrumentalist, actor, record producer, score composer
Years active1985–present
Musical career
GenresExperimental rock, indie rock, indie pop, world music
InstrumentsVocals, electric guitar, synthesizer, drum machine, keyboards
LabelsSpin Music, Tratore
Associated actsOs 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.

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.

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.

Awards

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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