Category: Caetano Veloso

Tropicália 101, Part Two: Religion and the Supernatural

We untangle the complex and sometimes seemingly contradictory messages regarding religion, the occult and the supernatural that came from Tropicália in Part 2 of our Feature Series on Tropicália.

Tropicália 101 Part One: Birth of A Unified Brazilian Identity

In our first of four parts covering the music of Tropicália (1967-1969), we look first at the songs that epitomize the spirit of the movement which birthed a new uniquely Brazilian cultural identity (clockwise starting top left: Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, Rita Lee, Gilberto Gil and Tom Zé center)

Tropicália 101 Part Zero: The Origins, Contexts and Message of Brazilian Tropicália

Also known as Tropicalismo, Tropicália was an art and music movement in Brazil that created some of the country’s most important and creative works in the short span of a few years (~1967-1969).