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Brasil Summerfest Presents TROPICALIA

  • Arnold Hall, School of Jazz, New School 55 West 13th Street, 5th Floor New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Tropicália, Brasil Summerfest, The New School, and Cinema Tropical presents: 

(Marcelo Machado, Brazil, 2012, 87 min. In Portuguese with English subtitles)

In the late 1960s, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Os Mutantes, and Tom Zé were creating the soundtrack to the artistic movement that sent shockwaves through Brazilian culture. Combining recently recovered archival material and encounters with these musicians and other icons of the movement, Tropicália shines a contemporary light on this vital moment in the history of the country—and of popular music around the world. A rare and thrilling document of the brilliant sparks that fly when art, culture, and politics collide.


Watch the trailer: