Articles tagged tropicalia

L.U.N.A.R. - “In the Forest” (audio) (premiere)

Indie pop meets tropicalia on this sunny new track.

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Various Artists: Rough Guide to Psychedelic Brazil

A musical kaleidoscope of lysergic leisure! Perhaps they should have printed the inserts on blotter paper.

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14 Dec 2010 // 6:14 AM

20 Questions: Tom Zé

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 . . .

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Caetano Veloso: 8.April.2010 - New York

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.

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10 Apr 2007 // 9:59 PM

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."

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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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//Mixed media

The Hills Are Alive, But Nobody Else Is in 'The Happiness of the Katakuris'

// Short Ends and Leader

"Happiness of the Katakuris is one of Takashi Miike's oddest movies, and that's saying something.

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