Song 498: Ponta de Lança Africano (Umbabarauma)

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 (

And then take off on a tangent with Jorge Ben.  This song is your launching point.  But there’s so much more there.