Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Viva Brazil!

"Brazil 70 follows Brazilian music in the aftermath of Tropicalia as the country's dictatorship entered its most oppressive phase. Musicians and artists from the Tropicalia period of the late-60s such as Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Tom Ze, Rita Lee (Os Mutantes lead-singer) and Gal Costa entered a new phase mixing rock, funk, samba and soul alongside a wealth of like-minded new artists such as Novos Baianos, Raul Seixas, Nelson Angelo and Joyce and more. With the constant threat of imprisonment, artists nevertheless managed to produce radical music that, like Tropicalia before it, managed to deal with questions of identity, sexuality and society in a revolutionary manner. Brazil 70 chronicles this period in style with extensive sleeve-notes and exclusive photography. Essential!"
Listen to a few tracks from Brazil 70 below, and if it tickles your fancy you can order it directly from Soul Jazz or click here to find it elsewhere.

1 comments:

Solomon Grundy said...

Love it, thanks!