The rise of lambada as a Brazilian cultural element and the exponential growth of labor immigration from Bolivia to São Paulo in the late 1980s provide the backdrop to this piece, which explores the plagiarizing of the song Llorando se fue [Chorando se foi], written by the Bolivian group Los Kjarkas, remixed in Europe by one Chico de Oliveira, and released in Brazil by the band Kaoma. Media registers, objects, and audiovisual productions revisit the international media craze surrounding lambada, which introduced the world to the country of the forbidden dance style; at the same time, the installation follows the enigmatic Francisco Orcossupa Olivares, a Bolivian immigrant, musician, seamster, and local disseminator of the lambada culture.
Mixed Media Carnival Allegories. Documentary 60 min. 4 Author Videos. Vinyl Collection. Object Collection. Performance 60 min Aprox.
Full view of the installation
Partial view of the installation
Installation with top screenings and Lambada's vinyl collection.
On the Base Chico Oliveira's Andinian Charango donated to the Museum Collection.
From Left to right
Female and Male Caporal Purple Costume. Caporal was the second Bolivian folkloric rhythm in which the song "Chorando se foi" was recorded.
Female Bolivian Cholita Party Clothes. In the museum collection to honor Chico's grandmother Cuca Orcossupa,
Female Saya Afro Boliviana Costume. Saya Afro was the first Bolivian folkloric rhythm in which the song "Chorando se foi" was recorded.
Original wardrobe, skirts and shirt, property of Marilei da Silva. Marilei was one of the official dancer of KAOMA French Brazilian group that popularize worlwide the Lambada version of "Chorando se foi".
Detail of Cuca Orcosuppa Cholita's clothes
Mask of El tio used by Magdalena Pacheco with Chico Oliveira in 1982 to dance Diablada at Oruros Carnival.
Andinian god for fortune and economic wellfare. Chico Oliveira was truly devoted to this entity reason why during the exhibit a cigarette was offered every friday for the ekeko to smoke.
Mixed Bolivian and Brazilian Carnival Technics.
Details of Combilambada. Bonifacia official mascot of the Lambada's Museum.
Details of Combilambada. Woman doing a hair flip one of the main steps of Brazilian Lambada dancing.
Details of Combilambada. Atabio a Bolivian Folkloric decoration on the sides of the truck done with aguayos (indigenous fabrics), silver cutlery, porcelains and stuffed animals.
Documents, objects, photographs, postal cards, vinyls, handmade artwork and news all related to Chico Oliveiras and friends life.
Female spectator watching one of the three videos done for the Installation. The three videos were:
1. Ma cutimpi Jaquisinha. A video remake of the Kaoma Lambada's hit video shoot at the Titicaca river.
2. A recordação estara presente onde for... (The memories will hunt him wherever he goes...) A mash up compilation of all Chorando se foi versions done till the day.
3. Compilambada. A compilation of movie trailers, shows, documentaries, cartoons and audiovisual production whose inspired or used the lambada as topic or thematic of their plots.
For the opening of the Lambada's Museum was done the a 40 minutes performance entitled The Lambada's Love Parade. On this event a group of 40 dancers marched and danced along with the Combilambada for over 6 blocks. The Combilambada was equipped with a alarm that plays a 16 bits version of the song "chorando se foi" while the car is was on reverse movement, reason why the parade had no music other than the alarm and the sound of the steps of the dancers.
The performance counted with two groups of dancers. One which danced Caporal (coordinated by the Folkloric Grou Kantuta Bolivia based in São Paulo) and other which danced Brazilian Lambada (coordinated by the artist Carlos Monroy). Over the march both groups interacted with each other by copy, assimilate or embody movements and steps of the opposite group into their choreographies. The whole performance celebrated lambada history and embrace the Bolivian migration into the Brazilian social panorama.
Zenital views of the performance piece.
Documentary that tell with details the life and work of Chico de Oliveira, or Francisco Orcossupa, Bolivian immigrant in São Paulo, musician and disseminator of the Andinian Lambada in Brazil and worldwide
Remake from Kaoma "Lambada - Chorando se Foi" video shoot over the Titicaca Lake landscapes.