Tag Archives: Tropicalia

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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Gal Costa and tropicalismo

When tropicalismo erupted on the horizon of Brazilian popular music in the late 1960s, the Brazilian military dictatorship was in full swing. Not surprisingly, resistance, irreverence, and political confrontation became defining features of the movement, which in turn led the … Continue reading

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Picture of a Thought

Stimulate more of your brain at once… Picture of a thought from Per Byhring on Vimeo.

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MSS Beginner’s and Improver’s Class. Try it for yourself!

This coming and every Monday at 7.30 at The International Society, 324 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PG, MSS will be open to new people who want to dance and drum in the styles of Brazilian Carnival inspired by traditions drawn … Continue reading

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Manchester School of Samba rehearse tonight!

A noisy fun filled celebration of the joys of being alive using dance and percussion to play the rhythms of various styles of Brazilian Carnival! Manchester School of Samba runs a class where where we learn the various elements of … Continue reading

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The Rhythm, The City, 7pm

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MSS at Sacred Trinity Church, on the corner of Chapel Street and Blackfriars Road by the traffic lights, in Salford (just down from Deansgate if you’re coming from Piccadilly) at 7p.m. tonight!

Come down and join to be part of our troupe in The Manchester Day Parade on June 10th.

More info and videos of what we did last year at http://www.sambaman.org.uk

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Sunrise in Paraguay River

Sunrise in Paraguay River, a photo by macps on Flickr.

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Tropicália artists go to war with builders over name

Originally posted on Brazil Portal:
Tom Phillips – Guardian, 03/02/2012 Tropicália veterans Caetano Veloso, left, Rita Lee and Gilberto Gil perform during a samba school parade in São Paulo last month. Photograph: Andre Penner/AP The creators have christened it Tropicália…

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Seu Jorge

Originally posted on Current Obsessions:
Probably kicked off by viewing of the Moonrise Kingdom Trailer, and the immediate readings of various interviews with Wes Anderson afterwards, I began listening to Seu Jorge. I started with his work in the Life…

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This year’s winners!

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