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Jorge Ben

Jorge Ben
Born: Mar 22, 1942 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
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Genre: World, Jazz
Biography: While many of the performers during the heyday of Tropicalia and the rise of MPB (música popular brasileira) opted for a more radical stance in their challenge to Brazil's political and cultural authorities, artists like Jorge Ben took a more understated approach. Rather than use overly theatrical performance ...Read full biography
Gil E Jorge
Released: 1975
Label: Verve Records
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Recorded with little rehearsal and only two acoustic guitars (plus a percussionist) for accompaniment, Gil e Jorge focuses squarely on the individual talents of Gilberto Gil and Jorge Ben as musicians, ...Read full review
Força Bruta
Released: 1970
Label: Dusty Groove
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The combination of Jorge Ben and Trio Mocotó had already produced great things when Força Bruta first appeared in 1970. Ben's self-titled album of the year before had reeled off a succession of Brazilian ...Read full review