Most Americans haven’t heard of Jorge Ben. I only know about him because I fell in love with David Byrne’s curation of Brasilian music when I was preparing for my travels in Brazil in 1990. Don’t take my word for it, give Byrne’s collections a listen, starting with Brazil Classics 1, Beleza Tropical (https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1989-02-12-8903040940-story.html).
And then take off on a tangent with Jorge Ben. This song is your launching point. But there’s so much more there.