Tropical Truth : A Story of Music and Revolution in Brazil
Often described inadequately as the John Lennon or Bob Dylan of Brazil, Caetano Veloso is unquestionably one of the most influential and beloved of Brazilian artists and has developed a world-wide following. Now, in his long awaited memoir, he tells the heroic story of how, in the late 60s, he and a group of friends from the north-eastern state of Bahia created tropicalismo, the movement that shook Brazilian culture and civic order and pushed a nation then on the margins of world politics and economics into the pop avant-garde. Tropical Truth recounts the story of a country, its most subversive generation, and the odyssey of a brilliant constellation of artists. By turns erudite and playful, dreamlike and confessional, Tropical Truth is a revelation of Brazil's most famous artist, one of the greatest popular composers of the past century.
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- Paperback | 368 pages
- 01 Aug 2007
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
- New edition
- New edition
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"'A mixture of biography, polemic and cultural analysis... brilliant' Observer; 'A startlingly well-written memoir... It's hard to imagine any of Veloso's British counterparts... penning a book as genuinely familiar with Sartre as with Sinatra' Independent; 'A joy to read... there can be no other better guide to Brazil's beautiful and bedevilled music' Independent on Sunday; 'Tropical Truth is more than just a story. It's the tale of a country and it's painful struggle into the modern world. It's a terrific book'"
About Caetano Veloso
Caetano Veloso was born in 1942 in santa Amaro de Purificacao Bahia, Brazi. He lives in Bahia and Rio de Janeiro.