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Caetano Veloso and the Poetry of Protest

Veloso's revolution has always been one of color and light, pop and poetry, psychedelic experimentation and indigenous tradition.

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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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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.

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Playing from the Hip

Jorge Ben always sounds like he's playing from the hip, not from the head, not really from the heart either.

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Tom Zé: Brazilian Music Machine

Tom Zé, the tough sertanejo, should not be crossed. Eventually he will have his way.

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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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