\'Terra Negra\' is a world project produced and performed by one man Jojo Alves. Other musicians on the album are George Duke, Paulinho da Costa and Gerald Albright . Born in Portugal, raised in South Africa and currently based in Los Angeles, California, Jojo has the unique musical ability to take the listener on a journey throughout many countries, yet always making them feel \'at home\' . He\'s musical influences range across the board, from studying the classical guitar to playing in jazz and rock groups . An accomplished guitarist, singer/songwriter,arranger and producer, Jojo released an album \'Brother Time\' in 1996, through Pony Canyon Records of Japan, receiving tremendous airplay on radio throughout Tokyo and Osaka. This project \'Terra Negra\' is a blend of jazz harmonic overtones with Afro-Latin rhythms mixed with a funky edge with both vocals and instrumentals. With just one listen, you\'ll be traveling in foreign lands, feeling the pulse of native cultures which are the essence of \'World Music\'
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