They were either political prisoners who the military thought were linked to armed resistance groups or poor youngsters who were caught in thefts or drug selling. He arrives in the Bay Area as a father and grandfather bearing witness to the fragility of democracy. Things To Do Music. Music icon Caetano Veloso and sons come to Oakland to sing against oppression.
Share this: Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to email this to a friend Opens in new window Click to print Opens in new window. Veloso, who has released 33 studio albums and 17 live albums and has contributed to several other soundtracks, compilations, and other artists' albums, had his beginnings as a young musician entranced by the music of his youth, the bossa nova while yearning to go in a radically different direction with his own.
On the surface, bossa nova appeared to be a mellow re-interpretation of his country's national music, the samba, through the removal of its big batucada percussion sound. But for Veloso and his generation, which included major stars like Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, and Veloso's sister Maria Bethania, bossa nova was a new kind of jazz-influenced blues. Veloso, writing in his memoir Tropical Truth said that bossa nova's first star singer-composer, Joao Gilberto, used a "musically challenging guitar beat" that made his "vocal phrasing swing," igniting "the combustible elements of a revolution.
Veloso also revered the influence of American jazz artist Chet Baker, whose "androgynous sound" stirred his desire to live at the edge of gender boundaries. Tropical Truth narrates how Veloso, who grew up in Salvador de Bahia, on Brazil's northern, Caribbean-like coast, absorbed rock and roll through figures like Elvis Presley, whose image he felt "suggested a cross-dressed Katy Jurado.
The challenge for Veloso and his peers was to create something new that embodied rock and roll's spirit of rebellion while remaining steadfastly Brazilian. Veloso moved to Rio de Janeiro with his sister in , and released his first album, Domingo with Gal Costa in Veloso and his fellow Tropicalistas believed in the Cannibalist Manifesto , a document written by radical poet Oswald de Andrade, who thought Brazilians should cannibalize First World influences and regurgitate them in an entirely new form.
The Tropicalistas' performance style onstage and on TV was wildly psychedelic, in your face, and ultimately attracted official disapproval. Monday 19 October Tuesday 20 October Wednesday 21 October Thursday 22 October Friday 23 October Saturday 24 October Sunday 25 October Monday 26 October Tuesday 27 October Wednesday 28 October Thursday 29 October Monday 2 November Tuesday 3 November Wednesday 4 November Thursday 5 November Friday 6 November Saturday 7 November Sunday 8 November Monday 9 November Tuesday 10 November Wednesday 11 November Thursday 12 November Friday 13 November Saturday 14 November Sunday 15 November Monday 16 November Tuesday 17 November Wednesday 18 November Thursday 19 November Friday 20 November Saturday 21 November Sunday 22 November Monday 23 November Tuesday 24 November Wednesday 25 November Thursday 26 November Friday 27 November Saturday 28 November Sunday 29 November Monday 30 November Tuesday 1 December Wednesday 2 December Thursday 3 December Friday 4 December Saturday 5 December Sunday 6 December Monday 7 December Tuesday 8 December Wednesday 9 December Thursday 10 December Friday 11 December Saturday 12 December Sunday 13 December The group's cover of Smokey Robinson's "Get Ready," from its album Beautiful Doll , expands on the blue-eyed soul of the Rare Earth version that inspired it and becomes a minute masterpiece of psych-funk.
The band had ample time to prepare, and hinted at greatness in its first offering, the perplexing Merry Christmas Psychedelic Sound. Whatever leads to Korean psych bands sneaking fuzz guitars into their arrangements of Christmas carols -- or sneaking "In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida" freakouts into "covers" of "Jingle Bells" -- is up for debate. But I'm sure you'll never hear a take on "White Christmas" quite like this one.
Were it only for the "plug" side of this novelty 45, the sole release on the obscure Right On Records, you'd pass it in your local record store's dollar bin. Egon is the general manager of the Stones Throw label. He DJs funk and psychedelia sets at venues all around the world.
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