Jorge Ben : Negro É Lindo

Jorge Ben : Negro É Lindo


Recorded in 1971

Philips 6349011

Speakers Corner Records : LP 180 gram

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A1 - Rita Jeep
A2 - Porque É Proibido Pisar na Grama
A3 - Cassius Marcello Clay
A4 - Cigana
A5 - Zula
B1 - Negro É Lindo
B2 - Comanche
B3 - Que Maravilha
B4 - Maria Domingas
B5 - Palomaris

Released in 1971

Negro é Lindo is the eighth album by Jorge Ben. The title is a translation of the slogan "Black is Beautiful" to Portuguese. The album has a song called "Cassius Marcelo Clay" paying homage to boxer and black activist Muhammad Ali.

Negro é Lindo belongs to those master albums Jorge Ben bestowed to the world. With a good handful of records, Jorge Ben enriched Brazilian Pop and beyond, international Pop music. Negro é Lindo is one of them. 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 to shock the audience or write songs loaded with political content, Ben became known as one of the country’s great musical alchemists, a furiously eclectic songwriter who combined elements of indigenous Brazilian music with a groove from the west coast of Africa. Never a controversial figure in the manner of the tropicalistas like Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, Ben became one of the most respected and resilient figures in Brazilian pop.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head, and was pressed with virgin vinyl at Pallas. More information under