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Though the title is a reference to Veloso and Gil’s storied past as the bad boys of ’60s Brazilian rock, this 1994 release is more electronic than psychedelic—though no less listenable. Richly textured, complex, and funky, Tropicália 2 draws on Brazil’s wealth of rhythmic and songwriting traditions, including axé ("Nossa Gente”) and samba ("Cinema Novo”). It also indulges Veloso and Gil’s more experimental side with the sound collage “Rap Popcreto” and even a Jimi Hendrix cover (“Wait Until Tomorrow”) reworked with insistent Brazilian percussion.


Born: August 7, 1942 in Santo Amaro da Purificação, Brazi

Genre: MPB

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

A true heavyweight, Caetano Veloso is a pop musician/poet/filmmaker/political activist whose stature in the pantheon of international pop musicians is on par with that of Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, and Lennon/McCartney. And even the most cursory listen to his recorded output since the 1960s proves that this is no exaggeration. Born in 1942 in Santo Amaro da Purificacao in Brazil's Bahia region, Veloso absorbed the rich Bahian musical heritage that was influenced by Caribbean, African, and North American...
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Tropicália 2, Caetano Veloso
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Brazilian, Music, Latino, Música tropical
  • Released: 1994

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