Album first published in 1988 and reissued in 1991 with a study work of Brazilian guitarist and composer Baden Powell de Aquino (Rio de Janeiro, from 1937-2000). Powell was a virtuoso performer and researcher of the guitar which gave a personal way of playing harmonies. He played various musical styles (bossa nova, samba, Brazilian pop music and even ventured into jazz and Latin jazz) always imbued with the spirit of his native country.
Os Afro-Sambas was originally recorded in 1966, while this one without Vinicius de Moraes, was done by Baden Powell, Quarteto em cy (as the original), and others nearly quarter century later. Os Afro-Sambas is certainly one of the most important works of contemporary Brazilian Music truly reflecting the transition period from the stylish Bossa Nova of the late 50's to the revolutionary Tropicalia of the late 60's. Eight of the eleven compositions are the same of the original one, while two are also compostions of Baden and Vinicius from the same period and the opening was made by Baden alone specially for this recording.