|Origin||Parintins, Amazonas, Brazil|
|Genres||Latin pop, Brazilian music|
Carrapicho Band (pt-br: Starburrs) is a Brazilian music group. Members are natives of the state of Amazonas. Its lead singer is Zezinho Corrêa. The group has sold a total of more than 15 million records around the world.
Carrapicho was created in 1980 in Manaus. Earlier works were in the traditional Forró music style, and they were known throughout the northern region. At the end of 1980s, the "Ox-dance Festival" tunes were commonly in their work, but not leaving the dance apart. The group worked regionally for fifteen years. In 1996, a French singer, Patrick Bruel, heard the tune Tic, Tic Tac and decided to launch it in France, where it reached the number one spot. It also made the music charts in several European countries, including the top 10 in Belgium and Spain.
The song was re-recorded with girl group Chilli and produced by Frank Farian. This remix was released in May 1997. A cover of the song has also been made in Russian by the Uyghur singer Murat Nasyrov.
The band has performed on national television in Brazil, the Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão, on a program called Domingo Legal, presented by Gugu Liberato, who discovered the band while being on holiday in the summer and therefore invited them to participate to his program in 1996. The group's performance, set to the beat of the Boi music, receiving good reviews by the audience.
Carrapicho claims to be spreading the Amazonian culture in the world through their music. Currently, the band plays Forró, a Brazilian folk music genre, despite not focusing only on folklore themes.
- Zezinho Corrêa – voice
- Raimundo Nonato do Nascimento – vocals
- Robby Martins Keys – guitar
- Otavio Rodrigues da Silva – bass
- Edson Ferreira do Vale – accordion
- Charlie Flag – keyboards
- Ronalto Jesus, China and Luciano Caninde – drums
- Ianael Santos
- Tatiana Oliveira
- Hira Mesquita
- Hudson Praia
- 1983 – Carrapicho – Continental
- 1985 – Carrapicho – Continental
- 1987 – Forro Gingado – Continental
- 1988 – Jeez! Is It Time – Continental
- 1989 – With Jeitinho Sweet – Continental
- 1992 – jolt – Continental
- 1993 – 13 years of success – Continental
- 1994 – Baticundum – Independent
- 1995 – Bumbalanço – Independent
- 1996 – Greatest Hits – Independent
- 1996 – Festa de Boi Bumba – BMG, #9 [POR https://books.google.com.vc/books?hl=pt-PT&id=vgcEAAAAMBAJ]
- 1997 – Rebola – BMG
- 1998 – I Love – BMG
- 2000 – Marrakesh Train – Universal Music
- 2001 – People of the Forest – Universal Music
- 2002 – Carrapicho no Forró – Universal Music
- 2004 – Dirty Dancing – Sound Brazil/Free Sound