Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A free Jorge Ben download

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David Byrne has had a most excellent post-Talking-Heads career as a record executive.

Byrne’s boutique label, Luaka Bop, is 21 years old. Luaka Bop has released a lot of hip music by artists from around the world... such as Susana Baca, Tom Zé and Zap Mama.

Byrne is especially fond of Brazilian music. And I’ve got a funky FREE MP3 by Jorge Ben off the Luaka Bop anniversary compilation, “Twenty First Century, Twenty First Year.”

To hear “Ponta de lança africano – Umbabarauma,” click here. To download it, click the title below.

"Ponta de lança africano - Umbabarauma" (MP3)
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bklyn6 said...

Last night I downloaded the "Luaka Bop - Orinoco Sampler" at FREE! Can't remember if Jorge Ben is on it, but all the other artists you mention are.


Undercover Black Man said...

^ Yay indeed.

Dacks said...

The entire Jorge Ben album that this track is taken from is FIRE!!! It's called Africa-Brasil and you've got to find it wherever, however, you can.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Damn, Dacks... that CD is priced from $50 up to $159 by Amazon sellers!!

bklyn6 said...

I didn't listen to the song before downloading, so I was surprised to hear that I already own it. Got it when I first got hip to Calabash Music (now Mondomix).

"Umbabarauma." So that's what he's saying. :-)

Undercover Black Man said...

^ A step ahead of me, as you often are!