This film, set to Ponta de Lanca Africano (Umbabarauma) by Jorge Ben, was created to accompany Beleza Tropical: Brazil Classics 1, the first in a series of albums compiled by David Byrne to promote the unique music published by Brazilian artists during a repressive period of military rule in the 1970’s-1980’s. The aim was to visually invoke the album’s sensual and lyrical breadth and depth, and to subtly reflect the underlying social and political issues of that time.

Original format: 1” video (4:3)
Year: 1989
Length: 3’55”
Commissioned by: David Byrne
Director: Susan Young/Mike Smith
Music: Jorge Ben
Executive Producer: David Byrne
Production Company: Todo Mundo/Felix Films