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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
África Brasil
Released: 1976
Label: Philips
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This 1976 album is undoubtedly one of the greatest classics of Brazilian popular music, with Jorge Ben mixing funky samba, Afro-Brazilian beats, and crunching guitars to create one of the most fascinating ...Read full review
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