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Karnak is a band from São Paulo, Brazil. It is known for mixing diverse music styles from around the world with pop and rock. Many critics consider Karnak's music style to be world music, although the band rejects this label, claiming that its "ethnic" sound results from their intuition, not from researches. In 1992, the lead singer and guitarist, André Abujamra, had ended his musical duo Os Mulheres Negras with Maurício Pereira and went travelling throughout the world with an audio recorder in his hand, collecting every kind of music he could find, with the idea of creating a band that combined these various styles with Brazilian regional music and modern styles like rock, pop and electronic music. One of the destinations of his trip was the ancient tombs of Karnak. He was deeply affected by those tombs and decided to name his band after it. In 1995, Karnak released its first album, Karnak. The album was released by the now defunct Brazilian label Tinitus. After the label's demise, the album was re-released some years after by Net Records. The album was praised by critics but received little airtime on commercial radio. However, Karnak became well-known on university radio stations around São Paulo and it even had some videos played in Brazilian MTV.

PortraitLuiz Macedo
org, key BR
PortraitKuki Stolarski
dr, b BR
PortraitHugo Hori
sax *1964 BR
PortraitAndré Abujamra
voc *1965 BR
tb BR
Carneiro Sândalo
dr, bvoc
PortraitJames Muller
dr, perc, voc
Lulu Camargo
key, p BR
Mano Bap
voc, g BR
Sérgio Bártolo
Marcos Bowie
tr, voc BR
Lloyd Bonnemaison
Eduardo Cabello
Eron Guarnieri
Popular Tracks   
Juvenar on Os Piratas do Karnak - Ao Vivo by Karnak
Alma nao tem cor on Karnak by Karnak
O mundo on Karnak by Karnak
Espinho na roseira / Drumonda on Karnak by Karnak
Comendo uva na chuva on Karnak by Karnak
O Mundo Muda on Universo Umbigo by Karnak
Ai, ai, ai, ai, ai, ai, ai on Karnak by Karnak
Eu To Voando on Universo Umbigo by Karnak
Martim Parangolá on Karnak by Karnak
Vim que venha on Karnak by Karnak

Track list and 30sec audio provided by


Title Artist Year Type
Os Piratas do KarnakKarnak2003Compil.
Estamos Adorando TokioKarnak2000Album
Universo UmbigoKarnak1997Album
Comendo Uva Na ChuvaKarnak1995Single
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