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Cláudio Camunguelo

Flutist, dancer, and vocalist/improviser in the partido-alto design, Cláudio Camunguelo continues to be building a sound reputation locally circles of samba and choro because the ’60s; but just after he got second put in place the Choro Event of Rio, was he offered to a more substantial viewers. A self-taught musician, Camunguelo constructed by himself his initial bamboo flute at 16. A stower by career, having also proved helpful in several little jobs, Camunguelo were only available in music by documenting jingles on the Rádio Nacional, carrying on to try out and write tracks and preparations by hearing. He had been a experienced when he fulfilled Zeca Pagodinho, who was simply 16 in those days. The initial samba with the duo was “Sinuca de Bico,” and “Amarguras,” that they performed on the Celebration of Sambas de Terreiro of Portela in 1981. It had been this samba that brought the initial break for both companions, and Elza Soares and Fundo de Quintal clamored to record it. Following the celebration, Camunguelo got Pagodinho towards the Cacique de Ramos, which he frequented from 1966; and it had been there that Pagodinho was discovered by Beth Carvalho, beginning his successful profession. In 1984, Camunguelo documented a single including “Amarguras” and “Gurufim” (Jorge Carioquinha). Today it really is a rare saving, and mostly of the with the flutist/vocalist, aside from the compilation LP Explosão perform Pagode (1986), which had him performing two of his tracks, “Joanita” and “Lá na Favela” (created with Valdir Caramba); Só Gafieira, by Zé da Velha and Silvério Pontes, where he interprets his choro “Camunguelando”; and A Luz de um Vencedor, Luís Carlos da Vila’s tribute to Candeia, where Camunguelo participates in two paths, singing and performing his flute. He documented the paths of his record at Acari Information, the Carioca label focusing on choro and samba, but until Apr 2002 he still hadn’t a sponsor release a it; though Marisa Monte was interested. In Oct 2001, his structure “Zé Galinha” (created with Sílvio da Silva Jr.) got second place on the initial Chorando no Rio, the choro celebration of the condition of Rio de Janeiro.

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