Banda de Pífanos de Caruaru

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Since 1924, the Banda de Pífanos de Caruaru has been playing the traditional repertory of that formation (a banda de pífanos is a band formed by several flute-like instruments, along with the typical…
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Since 1924, the Banda de Pífanos de Caruaru has been playing the traditional repertory of that formation (a banda de pífanos is a band formed by several flute-like instruments, along with the typical percussion set consisting of zabumba and triângulo). Founded by Manoel Clarindo Biano and Benedito Clarindo Biano, the band recorded its first album in 1972 (Zabumba Caruaru), when, for the first time, they went to Rio de Janeiro to perform. By 1999, the band had recorded another seven albums and continued to perform regularly in their region.