Jorge Ben Jor
March 22, 1942 in Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Jorge Duilio Lima Menezes (born March 22, 1945), known originally as Jorge Ben and later as Jorge Ben Jor, is a Brazilian popular musician. His characteristic style fuses samba, funk, rock and bossa nova with lyrics that blend humor and satire with often esoteric subject matter. Some of his hits include "Chove Chuva," "Mas Que Nada," "Ive Brussel," "Balança Pena," among others, and have been interpreted by artists such as Caetano Veloso, Sergio Mendes, Miriam Makeba, and Marisa Monte.