Wednesday, February 11 2009
The Grammys suffer from the same problem as the rest of the recording industry: thinking America defines culture.
Tuesday, June 17 2008
Monday, November 12 2007
Nearly 40 years after the Brazilian psychedelic rock band helped spearhead the Tropicalista movement, Os Mutantes return with this double-live celebration.
Tuesday, April 10 2007
Tropicalia fused nationalistic interest in native cultural forms with the heady changes of international pop culture -- it mixed samba and rock. As Gil said recently, it was "the last modernist movement and the first postmodernist one."
Thursday, February 1 2007
Tropicália would combine the cosmopolitan sensibilities and lyrical precision of rock with the entire geological depth of Brazil's considerable musical tradition.