On June 28th the Red Hot Organization, a charity devoted to the prevention of HIV/AIDS, will release Red Hot + Rio 2, a compilation of Brazilian songs from the 60s and 70s, particularly those from the tropicália period, that will be covered by artists including Beck, Caetano Veloso, Dirty Projectors, Seu Jorge, Beirut and Aloe Blacc. Continue reading Tropicalia Articles for Red Hot + Rio 2
This is the first of a number of guest posts I will be doing for the Red Hot Organization, in the lead-up to their release of Red Hot + Rio 2 in late June. This first post talks about the reasons I love tropicália and looks at the legacy of the movement. Continue reading Tropicália – Pushing the Boundary of Song
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!