Cabeça de Nego

Cabeca de Nego

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Debut album by the Carioca soul/funk/reggae sextet Cabeça de Nego. The critical tone of their lyrics in early live performances (telling the harsh reality of Rio's working-class suburbs) gave room to innocuous romantic compositions throughout, with only "Negro de Natureza" ("Black by Nature") representing a timid effort of racial pride. Their main drive on this album is make people dance -- and to sell copies. Includes other composers' romantic hits: "Flashback" (Dalto/Rabello/Ralph), "Tudo é Fantasia" (Brazilian version of "Just My Imagination," a song by Whitfield/Strong), and others.

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