Tribalistas (2002 album)

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Tribalistas cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released October 28, 2002
Recorded April 2002
Genre Alternative rock, avant-garde, experimental rock, pop rock, Música popular brasileira
Length 38:08
Label EMI
Producer Marisa Monte, Arnaldo Antunes (co-prod.), Carlinhos Brown (co-prod.), Alê Siqueira (co-prod.)
Tribalistas chronology
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Tribalistas is the debut album by Brazilian musical trio Tribalistas, consisting of Marisa Monte, Arnaldo Antunes and Carlinhos Brown.

The 13-track album was released worldwide in 2002. The album sold over a million copies in Brazil alone, despite the group never performing any song on TV or giving any radio interviews. The album also achieved considerable success in Europe; it was the best-selling album of the year in Portugal and it went triple platinum in Italy and double platinum in Spain. The album also charted in Switzerland, Sweden, Netherlands, Germany, France, among other countries.

The album received five Latin Grammy Music Award nomination in 2003 (winning Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album),[2] in addition to a BBC Awards for World Music nomination in 2004.

The album spawned four hit singles in Brazil:

The album was such a success that a fifth song on the album, "Mary Cristo", also received heavy radio airplay in Brazil around Christmas 2003. "Já Sei Namorar" achieved some chart success in some European territories.

According to ABPD, the album was one of the 20 best-sold albums in Brazil in 2003.[3]

A DVD release featuring the 'making of' and all the tracks on the album was also released internationally.

Brazilian artist Vik Muniz collaborated with the group to design the CD's cover in his signature style. The cover depicts all three of the group's members, drawn in miniature with chocolate as the main medium.

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Carnavália" Arnaldo Antunes, Carlinhos Brown, Marisa Monte 4:16
2. "Um a Um" Antunes, Brown, Monte 2:41
3. "Velha Infância" Antunes, Brown, Monte, Davi Moraes, Pedro Baby 4:10
4. "Passe em Casa" Antunes, Brown, Monte, Margareth Menezes 3:54
5. "O Amor É Feio" Antunes, Brown, Monte 3:11
6. "É Você" Antunes, Brown, Monte 2:51
7. "Carnalismo" Antunes, Brown, Monte, Cezar Mendes 2:36
8. "Mary Cristo" Antunes, Brown, Monte 3:00
9. "Anjo da Guarda" Antunes, Brown, Monte 2:47
10. "Lá de Longe" Antunes, Brown, Monte 2:17
11. "Pecado É Lhe Deixar de Molho" Antunes, Brown, Monte 2:58
12. "Já Sei Namorar" Antunes, Brown, Monte 3:16
13. "Tribalistas" Antunes, Brown, Monte 3:23
Total length: 41:20


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[4] Platinum 40,000^
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[5] Diamond 1,000,000*
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[6]
for the DVD
Platinum 50,000*
Italy (FIMI)[7] 3× Platinum 300,000*
Portugal (AFP)[citation needed] 4× Platinum 160,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[8] 2× Platinum 200,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Terra
  3. ^ 20 CDs mais vendidos - 2003 Archived 2015-02-17 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Discos de oro y platino" (in Spanish). Cámara Argentina de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
  5. ^ "Brazilian album certifications – Tribalistas – Tribalistas" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos. Retrieved 2012-05-25.
  6. ^ "Brazilian video certifications – Tribalistas – Tribalistas" (in Portuguese). Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Discos. Retrieved 2011-07-23domestic=true. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. ^ "Italian album certifications – Tribalistas – Tribalistas" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana.
  8. ^ "Spanish album certifications – Tribalistas – Tribalistas" (PDF) (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Select album under "Chart", enter 2002 in the field "Year". Select the certification week in the field "Semana". Click on "Search Charts".
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