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Two Interviews: Michael Chapman and Gilberto Gil

It’s been a while since I posted on here, but I figured the fact that I’d interviewed two quite amazing people last week was well worth a mention on this here blog.

First off, I spoke to Michael Chapman, an incredible folk rocker from Yorkshire who has been around since the 60s and is still making incredibly dense and interesting music. You can read my interview with Michael Chapman at The Quietus here: thequietus.com/articles/12964-michael-chapman-interview.

On the flip side I interviewed the really quite legendary Gilberto Gil for Sounds and Colours. We talked mostly about politics and the relationship of politics and socialism to music, though I did ask him a few questions that will rear their heads in other projects. You can read my interview with Gilberto Gil at soundsandcolours.com/articles/brazil/music-is-pleasure-an-interview-with-gilberto-gil.

The impact of tropicalia rumbles on!

Without question one of my favourite styles of music is tropicália. Without it I wouldn’t be able to freak out to the sounds of Os Mutantes, bask in the glory of Caetano Veloso’s words, groove to Gilberto Gil and generally sit in astonishment at the sheer unbridled joy of Rogerio Duprat’s arrangements. With a covers compilation approaching this summer and a documentary in the works it seems as if a few people may well get to discover a little more about this music also. Continue reading The impact of tropicalia rumbles on!