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Romance and Revolt: A Tropicália Playlist | Station to Station
"Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto created a nomadic sculpture for Station to Station. He identified the following three songs as Tropicália at its best.

“Tropicália had been very important,” Ernesto Neto told Station to Station. “It brings this idea of American pop, or English pop or rock ‘n’ roll” to Brazil.

It’s also, Neto points out, an embodiment of Brazil’s rich blend of cultures: “Brazil is a mix. [The Spanish settlers] made love to the Indians, then the Africans came. It’s a mix. There’s a sexual interaction, and this sexual interaction had been very mixed on the culture, too.”

This combustible mix resulted in Tropicália, a popular movement that took root in Brazil in the mid-1960s. Characterized by a combination of the popular and the avant-garde, Tropicália encompassed art forms such as theatre and poetry, but it found its broadest expression in music, bringing figures like Gilberto Gil and Os Mutantes, Caetano Veloso and Tom Zé to the world stage."
ernestoneto  tropicália  caetanoveloso  gilbertogil  music  brasil  brazil  playlists  history 
august 2013 by robertogreco
Parangolés – Wikipédia
"Os Parangolés, do artista brasileiro Hélio Oiticica, é um conjunto de obras que nasceu, segundo o próprio artista, de "uma necessidade vital de desintelectualização, de desinibição intelectual, da necessidade de uma livre expressão"."

[See also http://www.digestivocultural.com/colunistas/coluna.asp?codigo=856&titulo=Parangole:_anti-obra_de_Helio_Oiticica and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zTJDCugNB4 and
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/17/arts/design/17oiti.html?pagewanted=all and
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%A9lio_Oiticica ]

"He also created works called Parangolés which consisted layers of fabric, plastic and matting intended to be worn like costumes but experienced as mobile sculptures. The first parangolés experiences were made together with dancers from the Mangueira Samba school, where Oiticica was also a participant."
heeliooiticica  paranolés  art  ncmideas  glvo  wearables  wearable  tropicália  brasil  brazil  gruponeoconcreto  dance  fabric  textiles  artists  costumes  sculpture  openstudioproject 
june 2013 by robertogreco
Dancing On The Border: New Songs From Brazil, Peru, Mexico and More : NPR
"One thing I love about Alt.Latino is the creative license we have to play records representing every corner of the Latin world, from as many different genres and eras as we please. No one has said, "You must only play tropical songs!" "Nothing but rock 'n' roll!" Which is great, because those are unreasonable boxes in which to place a music show, especially when it comes to something as eclectic as Latin music and culture.

This week's show is an excellent example of how great it is to have so much leg room. We dust off amazing Brazilian rock 'n' roll records, discover avant-garde Mexican melancholy music, spin great Colombian remixes and pay tribute to one of my favorite rappers, Italy's Jovanotti.

In other words, we've got a lot of great tunes for you this week, so take a seat, loosen your belt and prepare for a delicious seven-course musical feast."
tolisten  venezuela  perú  uliseshadjis  djmalagon  tropicália  bareto  timmaia  jovanotti  italy  colombia  mexico  brasil  alt.latino  music  2012  brazil 
august 2012 by robertogreco
“Red Hot + Rio 2″: Trip Through Brazil’s Tropicalismo movement | PRI's The World
"Anchor Lisa Mullins introduces us to the latest Red Hot collection “Red Hot + Rio 2.” The Red Hot organization has been producing eclectic collections of music since the mid-90s to benefit AIDS research. “Red Hot + Rio 2″ takes the listener on a musical trip through Brazil’s Tropicalismo movement."
music  tropicália  tropicalismo  brasil  brazil 
june 2011 by robertogreco
Clube da Esquina - Wikipedia
"In 1963 Milton Nascimento moved from Três Pontas, in the midlands of the state of Minas Gerais, to the capital Belo Horizonte, looking for work. He settled at the Levy building, where the Borges Family, including Márcio Borges, already lived. One day, after watching François Truffaut's movie Jules et Jim three times in a row, Milton and Márcio started composing (Milton already played in some bars of Belo Horizonte): Márcio wrote the lyrics, and Milton wrote the music. Since then, Márcio always played a great role in the history of Clube de Esquina as lyricist, mainly together with, at a later stage, Fernando Brant. The first album (Clube da Esquina), from 1972, was followed by another one in 1978 (Clube da Esquina 2), that contains tracks written by authors that were not part of the group (e.g., Chico Buarque)."

[See also: http://worldsofwanwood.blogspot.com/2010/11/milton-nascimento-clube-da-esquina-1972.html AND http://www.amazon.com/Clube-Esquina-Milton-Nascimento/dp/B000005GYI ]
clubedaesquina  brasil  music  miltonnascimento  minasgerais  belohorizonte  julesetjim  françoistruffaut  chicobuarque  márcioporges  tropicália  1972  brazil 
december 2010 by robertogreco

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