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Tropicalia: A Brasilian Revolution In Sound CD

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  • Audio CD (18 July 2015)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Soul Jazz Records Presents
  • ASIN: B000BM7UBY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 109,437 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Bat Macumba - Gilberto Gil
  2. A Minha Menina - Os Mutantes
  3. Tuareg - Gal Costa
  4. Domingo No Parque - Gilberto Gil
  5. Alfomega - Caetano Veloso
  6. Sebastiana - Gal Costa
  7. Procissao - Gilberto Gil
  8. Irene - Caetano Veloso
  9. Ave Genghis Khan - Os Mutantes
  10. Take It Easy My Brother Charles - Jorge Ben
  11. Jimmy, Renda-se - Tom Ze
  12. Ando Meio Desligado - Os Mutantes
  13. Tropicalia - Caetano Veloso
  14. Quero Sambal Meu Bem - Tom Ze
  15. Vou Recomecar - Gal Costa
  16. Panis Et Circenses - Os Mutantes
  17. Gloria - Tom Ze
  18. Quem Tem Medo De Brincar De Amor - Os Mutantes
  19. Lost in Paradise - Caetano Veloso
  20. Bat Macumba - Os Mutantes

Product description

Tropicalia: A Brazilian Revolution in Sound. Tropicalia is one of the most significant cultural movements in Brazil encompassing music, film, visual art and theatre.

'Tropicalia' is the first album to bring together all the key artists involved in the movement - Os Mutantes, Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Tom Ze, Gal Costa and many more.

The Tropicalia movement was born in 1968, a momentous year around the world. It was the year of the Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy assassinations, the Prague Spring, the Chicago Convention, the Tet Offensive in Vietnam and the anti-war movement, the student rebellion in France, civil rights, the beginning of the end for the Soviet Union and the birth of the women's movement. In Brazil, army violence that killed three protesters in the opening months of 1968 failed to keep students from protesting the four-year-old repressive Brazilian military dictatorship. It was against this extraordinary backdrop that Tropicalia arrived. As a coherent movement allied to worldwide political and cultural unrest, Tropicalia lasted little more than a year, yet it had - and continues to have - a profound effect on Brazilian society.

Mixing psychedelic rock, avant-garde musique concrete (tape loops, sound experiments), samba, funk and soul, Tropicalia was so radical - and its social implications so politically profound - that its leading protagonists, Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, were arrested, imprisoned and finally exiled in 1969. Tropicalia's unique ideology mixed high art with mass culture. Tropicalia created musical and cultural anarchy, a revolution in Brazilian sound with a legacy later to be internationally championed by such diverse artists as David Byrne, Beck, Kurt Cobain, Stereolab, The Bees and Tortoise. Tropicalia artists loved the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix. They loved such forgotten Brazilian musical radio heroes as Dorival Caymmi, Luis Gonzaga and Orlando Silva as much as they were interested in the avant-garde of John Cage and Stockhausen. The Tropicalia artists loved Joao Gilberto even though the rise of Tropicalia in many ways resulted in the demise of Bossa Nova, the elegant Brazilian music that had swept to international prominence at the start of the Sixties.


"Essential! The vibrant sound of late 60's Brazil" Q MAGAZINE

"A near perfect primer to Brazilian psychedelica" TIME OUT

"An exhilarating blend of Bossa Nova, acid rock and avant-garde samba, funk and soul" MOJO

"Subversive, psychedelic and rocking. A superlative compilation" THE GUARDIAN (CD of the Week)

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