icon/play-white
Backorder
Tax included, Shipping not included
Brass heavy music from the Amazon. Tracks selected from Mestre Cupijó’s 6 studio albums. Check! Cametá, a historical little Amazonian town on the shores of the river Tocantins, is the birthplace of the scorching music known as “Siriá”; a cross pollination between the music of the inhabitants of the Quilombos, (a Brazilian hinterland settlement founded by escaped slaves of African origins) and the Indigenous People of the Amazon Rainforest. It is a breathing, pulsing, emphatic beat, and the modernised version of this local music, created by Mestre Cupijo, has been igniting street parties and traditional festivals across the state of Pará (Nothern Brazil) for decades. And at last in 2014, the combustible sound of Siriá will be celebrated internationally as the feverish, tropical sound of the summer! Foretelling his talent to flow between cultures, Cupijó was named after a local river when he was born in 1936, into a family of musicians. His father, Mestre Vicente Castro, was also known as Mestre Sicudera, the musical director of Centennial Euterpe, one of Brazil´s oldest bands, founded in 1874. At 12, Cupijó started to play the clarinet. He became proficient at piano, mandolin, and guitar, although the instrument that came to personify his sound was the alto saxophone. Waltz, mambo, bolero and an assortment of dance hall music became part of Cupijó’s repertoire, but it was Carimbó and Siriá, the music played by the black communities of Pará, that had the strongest impact on the young musician. To grasp the soul of this music, Cupijo went to its source and lived with the Quilombolas community of the Amazon. Upon his return, enriched by this life changing experience, he founded the band "Jazz Orquestra os Azes do Ritmo" with the goal of modernizing the folkloric music of the state of Pará.- and as witness on this compilation – this had explosive effects. His fresh new sound became the soundtrack to Cametá´s legendary Carnival and soon his troupe were invited to other festivals along the river. Transportation to these concerts was via small boats, where 3 or 4 musicians would share a vessel with their instruments tucked between their legs. After the initial wave of enthusiasm, the first two LPs were recorded with rudimentary equipment in a dance club in Cametá. However it was the third attempt, recorded in a studio in Belém, which would trigger a phenomenal success. "Caboclinha Do Igapo" and "Mambo do Martela", included on this record, became instant hits. A year later "Mingau de Açai", one of Cupijo´s most popular tunes, took the region by storm. In total 6 LPs were recorded by Mestre Cupijo. He then created "Concurso de Musicas Carnavalesco de Compositores Cametaenses”, a contest for carnival music composers. The songs composed expressly for these contests in the 70s are still performed today during carnival season. In addition to evolving the Pará music culture in this way, he also owned a rudimentary soundsystem, "Musicolor", to spin the discs of local artists before his own shows to the frenzied crowds. Mester Cupijo proved himself a philanthropist as well as a conductor for the people’s music, and acted as a provisional Lawyer for the city of Cameta, specialising in help for the poor. He had a short spell in politics and was elected by a vast majority to the station of Municipal Councillor of Cametá. Master Cupjó, the pillar of Pará's festive culture, and a humble pop icon who was ushered prominently into the country’s history books, passed away on September 25, 2012 at the age of 76.

Share Article

Details

Genre

Latin

Release Date

15.03.2021

Cat No

AALP 076

Tracklist

Track 1
icon/play-white
Track 2
icon/play-white
Track 3
icon/play-white
Track 4
icon/play-white
Track 5
icon/play-white
Track 6
icon/play-white
Track 7
icon/play-white
Track 8
icon/play-white
Track 9
icon/play-white
Track 10
icon/play-white
Track 11
icon/play-white
Track 12
icon/play-white
Track 13
icon/play-white
Track 14
icon/play-white
Afro Beat
icon/play-white
2-LP + Book
Various
28.95 €
Edo Funk Explosion Vol.1Analog Africa
Add To Cart
2-LP + Book
icon/play-white
Various
28.95 €
Edo Funk Explosion Vol.1Analog Africa
Afro Beat
icon/play-white
LP + mp3
Hallelujah Chicken Run Band
24.95 €
Take OneAnalog Africa
Backorder
LP + mp3
icon/play-white
Hallelujah Chicken Run Band
24.95 €
Take OneAnalog Africa
CD
Various Artists
20.95 €
Take One � Hallelujah Chicken Run BandAnalog Africa
Preorder
CD
Various Artists
20.95 €
Take One � Hallelujah Chicken Run BandAnalog Africa
Afro Beat
LP
Voz Di Sanicolau
26.95 €
Fundo De Mare PalinhaAnalog Africa
Preorder
LP
Voz Di Sanicolau
26.95 €
Fundo De Mare PalinhaAnalog Africa
Afro Funk
icon/play-white
10" + mp3
Voz Di Sanicolau
22.95 €
Fundo De Mare PalinhaAnalog Africa
Backorder
Afro Music
10" + mp3
icon/play-white
Voz Di Sanicolau
22.95 €
Fundo De Mare PalinhaAnalog Africa
Cumbia
LP + mp3
Ranil
27.95 €
Ranil Y Su ConjuntoAnalog Africa
Backorder
Latin America
LP + mp3
Ranil
27.95 €
Ranil Y Su ConjuntoAnalog Africa
Soul
2-LP
D'Angelo
34.95 €
VoodooBack To Black
Backorder
Funk/Soul
2-LP
D'Angelo
34.95 €
VoodooBack To Black
Re Edit (Disco)
icon/play-white
12"
Various
11.95 €
Electro Jazz Funk in DetroitMadDisco Records
Add To Cart
12"
icon/play-white
Various
11.95 €
Electro Jazz Funk in DetroitMadDisco Records
Ambient
icon/play-white
LP
Jonquera
22.95 €
Darkos LPBamboo Show
Backorder
Electronica
LP
icon/play-white
Jonquera
22.95 €
Darkos LPBamboo Show
Jazz
LP
Miles Davis
13.95 €
So What (180Gr)Wagram
Backorder
Jazz
LP
Miles Davis
13.95 €
So What (180Gr)Wagram
Salsa
LP
Fania All Stars
13.95 €
Live At Yankee Stadium 01 (Remastered)Wagram
Backorder
Latin America
LP
Fania All Stars
13.95 €
Live At Yankee Stadium 01 (Remastered)Wagram
Salsa
LP
Fania All Stars
13.95 €
Live At Yankee Stadium 02 (Remastered)Wagram
Backorder
Latin America
LP
Fania All Stars
13.95 €
Live At Yankee Stadium 02 (Remastered)Wagram