From Earth, Wind & Fire’s show in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (1980), here’s the group performing “Runnin’” from their 2002 release Live In Rio.
Written by Maurice, Larry Dunn, Eddie del Barrio
Maurice: We were always popular in South America, but for some reason or another we’d never gone beyond Mexico City. The people of Brazil loved us, and we loved them. I believe they embraced Earth, Wind & Fire on some primal musical level, because there’s so much of a Latin feel in all of our music.
– Maurice White. My Life With Earth, Wind & Fire, by Maurice White with Herb Powell, 2016.