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.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.