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Wednesday, February 11 2009

Beyond the Bubble of the Grammys

The Grammys suffer from the same problem as the rest of the recording industry: thinking America defines culture.


Monday, November 12 2007

Os Mutantes: Mutantes Live

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

Brazilian Minister of (Counter) Culture: Gilberto Gil

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: Brazil’s Musical Revolution Turns 40

Tropicália would combine the cosmopolitan sensibilities and lyrical precision of rock with the entire geological depth of Brazil's considerable musical tradition.


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