Saturday, December 27, 2008

Jorge Ben - Africa Brasil (1976)

Hello, good evening! It is really hard to believe this album is now out of print. It is considered by many important people as one of the best popular music albums ever recorded in Brazil. If you take a look around Rate your Music, Amazon or any other customer reviews website you will understand what I'm saying. I'm sure most of Loronix's friends already have this album, but I think Africa Brasil also belongs to Loronix, and I hope you have a great time with this acclaimed record. Let's see.

This is Jorge Ben - Africa Brasil (1976), for Philips, featuring well-known Jorge Ben tunes, including Ponta de Lanca Africano (Umbabarauma) -- the opening track and my selection to Loronix Preview Center -- Taj Mahal, Xica da Silva, Camisa 10 da Gavea and others. Personnel listing features a constellation of Brazilian musicians, including Djalma Correa, Wilson das Neves, Ze Roberto Bertrami and the legendary Ze Bigorna. Tracks include:


Jorge Ben
(guitar, voice)
Ze Roberto Bertrami
Luna, Nenem, Gustavo, Joaozinho, Canegal, Doutor, Djalma Correa, Hermes, Ariovaldo, Wilson das Neves
Darcy, Zezinho, Marcio Montarroyos
Ze Bigorna, Oberdan
Regina, Evinha, Claudinha, Marisa, Waldyr

Track List

01 - Ponta de Lança Africano (Umbabarauma) (Jorge Ben)
02 - Hermes Trismegisto Escreveu (Jorge Ben)
03 - O Filósofo (Jorge Ben)
04 - Meus Filhos Meu Tesouro (Jorge Ben)
05 - O Plebeu (Jorge Ben)
06 - Taj Mahal (Jorge Ben)
07 - Xica da Silva (Jorge Ben)
08 - A História de Jorge (Jorge Ben)
09 - Camisa 10 da Gávea (Jorge Ben)
10 - Cavaleiro do Cavalo Imaculado (Jorge Ben)
11 - África Brasil (Zumbi) (Jorge Ben)



flageolette said...

Only heard Umbabarauma,
now I can enjoy the album!

Many Thanks!


florio said...

Great release. Thanks for the great job.

16 said...

esse disco é foda

Anonymous said...

Thank you so must for posting this album! I have been searching for it for weeks without luck. I don't understand why it's out of print. It's an amazing album. Thanks again!!

Mr B said...

Surely one of the most mythic album from the 70s, just magic

I recommand the Japanese cd remastered edition too

THANKS to make this available to the wide audience!

Youssef Gaigi said...

Bro! thx...i was looking for hours for this!

cinábrio said...


Pereira Guimarães said...

Dentre os JB' que eu ouvi - Tábua de esmeralda,Samba Esquema Novo,O Bidu, Negro é lindo & Força bruta - achei o mais incrível ! Todas as faixas são ótimas ! Fantástico !