San Diego, California, USA – Saturday, June 26, 2004, Brazilian Promotions in
association with the World Beat Center present the legendary
Ben Jor at the
Reincarnation Gallery, located at 333 10th Avenue, Downtown San Diego. Doors
open at 8:00 p.m. and the price is $30 for General Admission and $75 for
Reserved VIP seating. All Ages: Info: 619.224.4684.
Jorge Ben Jor is the composer of such Brazilian anthems as “Mas, Que Nada,””Chove Chuva,””Que Pena,” and “Pais Tropical.” This master of samba-funk consistently has had best selling albums with over 20 CDs recorded on Polygram,
Warner, and Sony.Born in Madureira and raised in Catumbi, Rio de Janeiro’s suburbs, Jorge
enjoyed singing with the church choir and going out with carnival bands from an
early age. In his teens, he was a given a guitar and started playing Bossa Nova
and Rock ’n Roll with it. While in the US, his compositions "Zazoeira", "Mas Que
Nada" and "Nena Naná" hit the charts and were re-interpreted by musicians such
as Sergio Mendes, Herb Alpert, José Feliciano and Trini Lopez.