O "Restaurador" não quer deixar de colaborar no desenvolvimento cultural de Portugal e, comprovando a ideia, ficam alguns trechos retirados do excelente meio de divulgação hodierno do saber que é a Wikipedia poupando assim aos nossos frequentadores a maçada da procura.
Sabendo da enorme e necessária ajuda que esta enciclopédia on-line nos dá em todas as áreas do conhecimento, nada melhor que escolher um tema ao acaso e verificar da qualidade da informação. Com o devido respeito, lembrámo-nos do Sr. Pinto de Sousa, 1ºministro, expoente máximo do rigor do ensino no nosso País e, segundo algumas opiniões, um "ganda piroso" e lá fomos ao trabalho. Seguindo uma desajeitada analogia, pegámos no fenómeno artístico cultural "Pimba" e segue o que encontrámos. Obviamente o texto vai na sua versão original, num Inglês mais do que Técnico.
Pimba is a Portuguese term used for a variety of popular Portuguese folk solo singers and bands whose songs are frequently driven by metaphors with sexual meanings.
Pimba bands and musicians/singers are deeply influenced by the rural areas of the country and the emigration phenomena which permeated Portuguese society throughout the 20th century.
Pimba music and musicians/groups are seen by some to be inferior to others dedicated to more mainstream genres, although often more popular. They can be said to use the same themes as folklore and target the same audience, though some Pimba singers shun the title and call themselves "poetic" or "romantic artists".
Until the 1980s, the word "pimba" was merely an interjection, generally used to express the accomplishment of an action or an unexpected event. The singer Emanuel used it in his hit song "Nós Pimba" (which translates to "We Pimba", meaning "we do it", as in sexual intercourse), which is a metaphor for the act of having sexual intercourse. In the 1990s, the word was informally coined as an adjective, to identify this kind of music, its sense being quite derogatory, synonymous with tacky.
The so called "King of Pimba" was Emanuel, a musician/singer who emphasizes topics such as love and sex in its strongly satirical songs. The "Queen of Pimba" is Ágata, well-known in Portugal as well in the Portuguese diaspora. There is also the "Prince of Pimba", Saúl, who whilst very young performed the Pimba hit "O Bacalhau Quer Alho" ("The Codfish Wants Garlic" — "bacalhau" (codfish) is a slang word for the female sexual organs and "quer alho", when uttered fast, sounds like a Portuguese taboo word for penis).
Another very popular Pimba artist is Quim Barreiros. He started his career before Emanuel, being one of the first, if not the actual first, documented case of Pimba. In most of his songs, Barreiros makes extensive use of ambiguous words, often with obvious sexual suggestions. One of Quim Barreiros' biggest hits was "A Garagem da Vizinha" (The [Female] Neighbour's Garage), which is a metaphor for the female genitalia, but he is also known for hits such as "Mariazinha", where he asks a woman named Mariazinha to let him smell her "codfish".
Some female singers have shown a lot of success in this kind of music. One of them is Ruth Marlene. Another is Mónica Sintra, famous for songs like "Na minha cama com ela" ("In my bed with her") or "Afinal havia outra" ("After all there was another [girl]"), songs about heartbreak and cheating. Another famous Pimba singer is Claudisabel, who sings "Afinal sou fufa" ("I'm a dyke after all").
Leonel Nunes is widely held as the King of the "alternative" Pimba, as the remote location he hails from influences most of his work, therefore to the urban or suburban listener some of the themes depicted in Leonel's songs might seem unusual, humorous or simply too far-fetched.
Another sub-genre of Pimba is Speed Pimba (Pimba played very fast). This style of Pimba was recently created by musicians like Hugo Valente, a well known Portuguese bass guitar player. Valente played in many Pimba bands before quitting in 2005. His comeback in 2006 is an effort to showcase the instrumental prowess and virtuoso style of Pimba musicians, thus downplaying the role of the singer. Many Pimba musicians regard this sub-genre as unappealing and too refined.
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