Tropical Truth

Tropical Truth : A Story of Music and Revolution in Brazil

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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
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747571252
  • 9780747571254

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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'"
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About Caetano Veloso

Caetano Veloso was born in 1942 in santa Amaro de Purificacao Bahia, Brazi. He lives in Bahia and Rio de Janeiro.
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