yo the first iz caetano veloso, brasil'z finest.
the dude singz circlez around pretty much any1
caetano veloso live in rio de janeiro>
the second iz america'z own mahalia jackson.
here she iz live in chicago>
some 411 on caetano>
He began his career singing Latin pop with a bossa nova edge, and he has cited his greatest musical influences from his early period as Joćo Gilberto and Dorival Caymmi. (Joćo Gilberto would say later about Caetano's contribution that it added an intellectual dimension to Brazilian popular music.) With such musical collaborators Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Tom Zé, and Os Mutantes, and a strong influence of the later work of The Beatles, Veloso developed Tropicalismo, which fused Brazilian pop with rock and roll and avant garde music resulting in a more international, psychedelic, and socially aware sound.
Veloso's politically active stance, unapologetically leftist, earned him the enmity of Brazil's military dictatorship which ruled until 1985; his songs were frequently censored, and some were banned. Veloso was also alienated from the socialist left in Brazil because of his acceptance and integration of non-nationalist influences (like rock and roll) in his music. Veloso and Gilberto Gil spent several months in jail for "anti-government activity" in 1968 and eventually exiled themselves to London.
Caetano Veloso's work upon his return in 1972 was often characterized by frequent merger not only of international styles, but of half-forgotten Brazilian folkloric styles and rhythms as well. In particular, his celebration of the Afro-Brazilian culture of Bahia can be seen as the precursor of such Afro-centric groups as Timbalada.
In the 1980s, Veloso's popularity outside Brazil grew, especially in Israel, Portugal, France and Africa.
09-23-2007, 08:00 AM
Speaking of Brasilian music, try Chico Science or Nacao Zumbi, hot shit.
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