BEN, Jorge

Africa Brasil



Cat Nº: FS4485


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Africa Brasil is a 1976 release by Brazilian artist Jorge Ben. It was Ben’s 14th studio album and a milestone in his career with a switch to electric guitar and funk music leaks. For África Brasil Ben reworked three of his earlier compositions: “A Princesa e o Plebeu” from Sacundin Ben Samba, “Taj Mahal” from Ben, and “Zumbi” from A Tábua de Esmeralda. The album’s opening track “Ponta de Lança Africano (Umbabarauma)”, a song about an African football striker, became a well known soccer-associated track and it was later included on David Byrne’s 1989 compilation Brazil Classics Beleza Tropical, prompting rotation of a video for the track on VH-1.