Tag Archives: Caetano Veloso

Playlist: Music as a Political Protest

Music and politics have long had a intimate connection. On the week Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff was removed from her office, The Brazil Curator have compiled a playlist of music that has been used as political protest in the country. … Continue reading

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Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil in concert

A piece of history Few artists have occupied such a prominent place in the history of modern Brazilian music as Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil. Guitarists, singers and composers, the two musicians (both born in 1942) were also key figures … Continue reading

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“London, London”: Brazil’s Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil in exile – Part 1

In 1969 the young singer-songwriters Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil were expelled from military-ruled Brazil. They made their way to London – then the global capital of youth culture – where they spent the next two and a half years … Continue reading

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