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Zé Pilintra statue.

Zé Pilintra is a folkloric and spiritual character in Umbanda and Catimbó traditions.[1]

He is widely reputed, especially among umbandistas (Umbanda practicers), as the patron spirit of the barrooms, gambling dens, and gutters (while not aligned with "evil" entities, however). The Zé Pilintra spirit is famed by its extreme bohemianism and wild partying persona, being a kind of trickster spirit.

The entity is summoned when his followers need help on domestic, business, or financial affairs and is generally regarded as enforcer of charity and is considered to be the protector of the poor.

Origins[edit]

In Umbanda, Zé Pilintra is widely believed to be an Exu.

In Catimbó, Zé Pilintra is seen as a wandering human spirit leading a phalanx of malandros.

Distribution of followers[edit]

The followers of Zé Pilintra are concentrated in the urban areas of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, but they are also found in the rural regions of northwestern Brazil, among catimbozeiros (followers of Catimba).

On media and popular culture[edit]

Brazilian composer and singer Chico Buarque based the main character of his Ópera do Malandro according to the visual style and manners of Zé Pilintra [2]

Brazilian musician and composer, Itamar Assumpção, wrote a song about Zé Pilintra in 1988, with Wally Salomão as composing partner, named "Zé Pilintra".[3]

Brazilian samba composer and singer, Bezerra da Silva, recorded a song about Zé Pilintra in 1976 on his album O Rei do Côco, named "Segura a Viola (Zé Pilintra)" (Hold the Guitar, Zé Pilintra).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Instituto Imágick". 1 December 2006. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Chico Buarque's Ópera do Malandro". 1 December 2006. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Rita Amaral e Vagner Gonçalves da Silva - Foi Conta pra Todo Canto". Retrieved 26 May 2010. 

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Diário do Grande ABC
Fri, 01 May 2015 05:00:00 -0700

Equilibrando-se em um salto de 20 cm, o próprio ator se maquia e interpreta dois papéis: o Zé Pilintra, o mestre de cerimônias, e a repórter Bruna. Ele foi convidado para integrar o elenco depois que Ciro Barcelos o viu como jurado no quadro Dança dos ...

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Sun, 26 Apr 2015 02:20:28 -0700

O público merecia mais despachos. O vocalista Angelo Arede - ou Zé Pilintra - explica a dinâmica da banda, depois de já ter jogado muita carne podre na galera: "Rolou um despachinho no final, uma pipoquinha, mas foi na humildade. Uma pipoquinha e tal.
 
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Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:34:08 -0700

In the months preceding the World Cup, brothel owners invested in extensive renovations including laser lights and stripper poles—Vila Mimosa's governing association even installed an 18-foot-tall statue of Zé Pilintra, Brazil's Afro-Brazilian patron ...

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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:48:36 -0800

Uma homenagem ao samba em uma viagem do popular ao erudito. Com o enredo "Os três tenores... do samba", a escola União do Parque Curicica, da Zona Oeste do Rio, desfilou neste sábado (14) os sambas dos bambas Martinho da Vila, Monarco e ...

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UAI
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:54:30 -0700

As rimas do paulistano ainda propõem que o ouvinte busque em si um refúgio, representado pela figura do buda no título, além da invocação a outras figuras religiosas ("Shiva, Ganesha, Zé Pilintra dai equilíbrio/ Ao trabalhador que corre atrás do pão").

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O POVO Online
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:42:22 -0700

Falem de ZÉ PILINTRA chupando picolé, menos do KING LION. Este comentário é inapropriado?Denuncie. Eduardo C 20/03/2015 20:47. Completando comentário anterior, até Cabuloso e Zé do Rádio (torcedores do folclore leonino da Ilha) bombardeiam ...

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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:37:17 -0800

União do Parque Curicica - Em carro alegórico, integrantes vão fantasiados de Zé Pilintra Rodrigo Gorosito/G1. União do Parque Curicica - Com fantasia colorida, integrante canta samba da escola Rodrigo Gorosito/G1. União do Parque Curicica - Comissão ...

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Neste show, além das canções do The Moon como “Ela falava”, “Selvagens olhos, nego” e “Miss Apple e Zé Pilintra”, Otto promete apresentar seus grandes hits como “Crua”, “Seis Minutos”, “Janaína” e “Dias de Janeiro”. E, Márcia Castro, um dos novos ...
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