Grupo Batuque Africa Brazil

This is much more than an update of the Jorge Ben album of the same name, although it has the same soulfulness to it, and closes with a cover of "Ponta de Lanca Africana," from the first Africa Brazil. There's a great conceptual thing going on with this album as well, as it shifts effortlessly from solo Berimbau, through Tropicalia and funk, to the stomping soul closer. This is a heavy duty Brazilian psychedelic soul record, as engaging and enjoyable for heads as novices. Enjoy! (Far Out)