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  • 1. Maria Fumaça
  • 2. Na Baixa Do Sapateiro
  • 3. Mr. Funky Samba
  • 4. Caminho Da Roça
  • 5. Metalurgica
  • 6. Baiao
  • 7. Casa Forte
  • 8. Leblon Via Lobo
  • 9. Urubu Malandro
  • 10. Junia

Banda Black Rio were formed in 1976 in Rio de Janeiro. They revolutionised ‘black instrumental music’ at the time with their Brazilian re-interpretation of soul, jazz, funk and disco grooves, inspired by the likes of Tim Maia and reminiscent of Kool & The Gang and Earth Wind & Fire during their most on-point period of the 1970’s. ‘Maria Fumaca’ is the groups first album, originally released by Atlantic in 1977; a record that bought the group worldwide fame.

‘Maria Fumaca’ is one of the strongest Brazilian samba-disco-funk-soul-fusion albums of all time. Essential!!!

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