Wednesday, May 29 2013
A musical kaleidoscope of lysergic leisure! Perhaps they should have printed the inserts on blotter paper.
Tuesday, December 14 2010
Tom Zé is one of the most underappreciated geniuses in all of pop music history. Zé reveals how he wished he discovered the diatonic scale, why he looks so good in a fig leaf, and how psychoanalysis is his stress management . . .
Friday, April 9 2010
Of all the influential musicians and songwriters to contribute to and emerge from Brazil’s Tropicalismo movement, none has had the continuing impact, or left an oeuvre as staggering, as Caetano Veloso. He played New York City’s Terminal 5 last night as part of a brief U.S. tour.
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.