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  Tropicalia Music - Slipcue.Com Brazilian Music Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Closely identified with youth and counterculture, tropicalia was the most visible part of an artistic movement that sought to redefine Brazilian culture, and actively helped subvert the military dictatorship which had taken over the country in 1964.
In part, tropicalia was also a reaction to the perceived stodginess of bossa nova music, which had been the dominant pop style since the late 1950s.
Both tropicalia and bossa nova have come to be referred to as part of MPB, or "Musica Popular Brasileira," modern Brazilian pop, though the term originally applied only to tropicalia.
www.slipcue.com /music/brazil/aa_styles/tropicalia.html   (201 words)

 The Land Beyond   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The song itself is an oblique paean to the 'Tropicalia' movement in Brazilian popular music during the late 1960's; a feverish attempt to merge high and low brow taste, folk music and city sophistication with avant-garde string arrangements atop complex African rhythm patterns.
Tropicalia was a spontaneous movement in culture and music, typical of the sixties.
Tropicalia is pervaded by the thin flat guitar that laced even the most romantic ballad with harsh and astringent tones.
www.whiskeyclone.net /beyond/beautiful.html   (3230 words)

 just for a day: birthing tropicalia
The music that arose, Tropicalia, is bound together more by an ideology of social awareness and the drive to be musically creative than by any single set of musical characteristics.
Comparing the songs of tropicalia musicians, it can be discerned that the greatest common bond is in the lyrics, which are well thought-out, keyed to musical events of the accompaniment, poetic, elegant, and above all, socially aware.
Soon after Veloso and his group (which would soon constitute the Tropicalia movement) were news, dividing opinions concerning the group's interest in fusing Brazilian music with international pop culture, lysergic psychedelia, generalized irreverence, and whatever crossed their minds.
justforaday.blogspot.com /2005/03/birthing-tropicalia.html   (365 words)

 Red Bull Music Academy :: TUTORS
Tropicalia incorporated music that was happening elsewhere in the world that had, until then, been ignored by Brazil: Rock, Soul, Pop, everything that was being invented elsewhere.
Tropicalia is loud, it's noisy, it's confusing, it's extremely creative and still it's very musical.
Caetano Veloso was one of the greatest arrangers, the brains behind Tropicalia.
www.redbullmusicacademy.com /TUTORS&SESSIONS.9.0.html?act_session=58   (1158 words)

 Post No Bills 10/2/98
Tropicalia has been celebrating its anniversary this year, and most of the attention has less to do with nostalgia than with recognition of the movement's prescience: the influence of its graceful, colorful, and inventive fusions can be seen in the critically adored machinations of Beck, Stereolab, and Tortoise.
A best-of-Os Mutantes collection is due in January on David Byrne's Luaka Bop label, and last week at the Palmer House academics gathered for "Thirty Years of Tropicalia: A Critical Commemoration," a conference exploring the history of the movement and its contemporary ramifications.
But the ease with which she mixes regional styles in a haunting contralto that sounds almost European is part of the movement's legacy.
www.chireader.com /hitsville/981002.html   (856 words)

 Encyclopedia: Tropicalia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In 1998, Beck released Mutations (album), the title of which is a tribute to Tropicalismo pioneers Os Mutantes.
Its hit single, "Tropicalia", went as high as #21 on the Billboard Modern Rock singles chart.
In 2002 Caetano Veloso published an account of the Tropicalia movement, "Tropical Truth: A Story of Music and Revolution in Brazil." The 1999 compilation "Tropicália Essentials," featuring songs by Gil, Veloso, Gal Costa, Tom Zé and Os Mutantes, is an excellent introduction to the style.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Tropicalia   (278 words)

 Tropicalia Band - Latin Entertainment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Tropicalia are a nine piece live act that offers outstanding Latin entertainment.
Tropicalia was formed by professionals who have been performing Latin entertainment for many years, producing tropical shows around the world.
Tropicalia can be booked for corporate events, weddings, army bases, private parties, hotel functions, theatres, clubs and outdoor festivals.
www.absolutemusicians.com /clientdetails/tropicalia.htm   (105 words)

 'LA'Ritmo.com - 'Latin American' Rhythm Magazine
Brazil's tropicalia was a late 60's, early 70's musical movement that combined north American rock, blues, jazz, folk and psychedelic music with Brazilian and other Latin American styles.
Tropicalia was also a replacement to the more conservative form of bossa nova music, which had dominated pop style in Brazil since the late 50's.
The Tropicalia movement of the 60s was an affirmation of that notion and it brought back the ideas of the Week of Modern Art of 1922.
laritmo.com /mag?id=1602   (2618 words)

 The lasting impression of Tropicalia movement
Before Tropicalia grew into one of the most significant artistic and cultural movements in the history of Brazil, it was a moment.
By the end of 1968, Tropicalia expanded into a loosely organized cultural phenomenon whose major theme was Brazil's confident eclecticism, which was producing a distinctive hybrid style in music, visual art, literature, theater, film, architecture, fashion, food and advertising.
This fascinating chapter of Brazilian history is the focus of what promises to be one of the highlights of the Chicago art season: "Tropicalia: A Revolution in Brazilian Culture," a wide-ranging exhibit that runs Oct. 22-Jan. 8 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, after which it will tour to London; Lisbon, Portugal, and New York.
www.suntimes.com /output/nance/sho-sunday-art11.html   (992 words)

 The Dark Side of Tropicalia
Tropicalia brings us paradisiacal images of a Latin Swinging London, a dystopian and exotic Haight-Ashbury, brought to public thankfully by gold-digging musical tastes from cool '90's cats such as Beck, the Beastie Boys and Stereolab.
They mythified Tropicalia and themselves as popes of the new in a lot of cultural fields - movies, theater, television, journalism, radio, record companies - deciding what could have their blessings, and was worth to continue exist.
When the world rediscovered Tropicalia in the mid-'90's, Brazil was forced to face a harsh situation: to acknowledge the greatness of a generation that forced its country to cultural poverty through conspiration or to turn its back as the world finally realized one part of the history.
www.furious.com /perfect/tropicaliasdarkside.html   (3913 words)

 Exclaim! Canada's Music Authority
Tropicalia added the culture and aesthetics of American and British rock to the rhythms and melodies of bossa nova.
Lindsay watched the rise of tropicalia from Permambuco, the Brazilian state north of Bahia, where his parents were Presbyterian missionaries from 1956 to 1970.
Central to bossa nova and tropicalia is the undulating groove, which DJ and dance culture have become increasingly fascinated by — in a sense, they’re simply continuing the ongoing project of bossa nova and tropicalia to reinvent themselves by appropriating styles, aesthetics and techniques from outside.
www.exclaim.ca /index.asp?layid=22&csid=1&csid1=14   (3707 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Arts Friday Review | Jailhouse Pop
Veloso gave Tropicalia its intellectual impetus by using the concept of cultural cannibalism originated by 1920s philosopher Oswaldo De Andrade: any aspect of culture, high or low, can be devoured, digested and spat out to create new forms of art.
Tropicalia was announced at a festival in October 1967 by two now-famous songs: Veloso's Alegria, Alegria and Gil's Domingo No Parque.
Tropicalia was the music of national treason, an assimilation of American influences...
www.guardian.co.uk /arts/fridayreview/story/0,12102,1035551,00.html   (2918 words)

 Brutality Garden: Tropicalia and the Emergence of a Brazilian Counterculture
"Brutality Garden: Tropicalia and the Emergence of a Brazilian Counterculture" begins by covering the history of Brazilian intellectual modernism (modernismo), focusing on the contributions of Oswald de Andrade and Mario de Andrade, as well as the early development of a progressive political impulse in early to mid 20th century Brazil.
Yet Tropicalia's moment in the sun is not only threaded in the past of Brazilian historical discourse on modernity, but serves to feed a growing countercultural movement in Brazilian culture throughout the late 1960s and 1970's.
Dunn also deftly tells the story of tropicalia's explosive growth as a subversive, psychedelic musical genre, and the harsh political repression it was met with by the dictatorship which held power from 1964 to 1985.
www.onlinemerchantaccountnow.com /BookStore/isbn0807849766.html   (800 words)

 Tropicalia - Terza Edizione -
Tropicalia, la grande mostra dedicata alla flora e alla fauna tropicale, dopo il successo delle tre precedenti edizioni, torna al Forum di Milano dal 30 ottobre al 14 novembre, con un nuovo allestimento tutto da scoprire.
Visitando Tropicalia 2004 si partecipa anche al super concorso Chiquita - main sponsor della manifestazione - che mette in palio un viaggio di una settimana per due persone con destinazione Costa Rica, nella riserva faunistica del Parco Nogal.
Per partecipare al concorso è sufficiente compilare il coupon contenuto all'interno del pieghevole di Tropicalia, distribuito durante la mostra insieme al biglietto d'ingresso.
www.daddo.it /tropicalia.htm   (207 words)

Titled "Tropicalia," Giersbach's stunningly innovative work draws on a welter of cultural references- among them conceptual art, installation art, architecture, photography and computer graphics-to articulate her unique vision of an amplified, up-to-date, hybrid painting practice.
Blurring the boundaries between the local and the global, the natural and the artificial, the real and the imaginary, Cadence Giersbach resolves in her graphically powerful, seductively rich paintings to scramble standard notions of pictorial space and location.
Recreating in "Tropicalia" a nearly perfect visual analogue to the cultural disorientation experienced on encountering the weird simulacra of an Indian theme park, Cadence Giersbach's warping, perspective shifting, vibrantly colored paintings posit a final, even larger-scaled pictorial illusion: an image of the ongoing, globalizing superimposition of one type of culture and cultural display onto another.
home.earthlink.net /~cgiersbach/pressrelease_tropicalia.html   (303 words)

 TUTORS PRINT VERSION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
one of the driving forces behing the Tropicalia movement in Brazil.
Tropicalia redefined Brasilian modern culture impacting on all the arts of
It incorporated rock, funk, soul bossa nova and reggae with electric backing and traditional brasilian rhythms.In 1969 Gilberto Gil was exiled to London by the dictatorship for his part in protest marches and the opposition that the Tropicalia movement
www.redbullmusicacademy.com /index.php?id=56&act_tutor=94&type=98   (182 words)

 Tropicalismo : Tropicalia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Tropicalismo, otherwise known as Tropicalia, is a form of Brazilian music that arose in the late 1960s out of bossa nova and rock and roll influences.
As a reaction against the perceived clichés of pop music, tropicalismo was driven by socially aware lyrics and political activism following the coup of 1964, much like its contemporary Brazilian film movement, Cinema Novo[?].
It uses material from the wikipedia article Tropicalismo : Tropicalia.
www.eurofreehost.com /tr/Tropicalia.html   (237 words)

 Tropicalia - Heaven Entertainment Ltd   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
We are pleased to introduce to you Tropicalia, a nine piece live act that offers outstanding Latin entertainment.
Six highly experienced musicians and three dynamic female performers combine their talents with real passion to create an unique, colourful and energetic Latin American show.
Tropicalia is available to perform throughout the UK and overseas.
www.heavenevents.com /Tropicalia.htm   (121 words)

 Hua Hsu
Neither unconditionally devoted nor coldly analytical, the genius of Dunn's text is that it is essentially a history of Brazil's relationship with globalization as seen through this tiny period of playful rebellion that spanned from 1967-68.
That practically the entire rise-and-fall of Tropicalia's main figures-Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil-is summarized in one chapter speaks to how careful Dunn is in setting up Tropicalia as part of a richer, broader heritage of Brazilian nation-building and anti-imperialist protest.
Throughout the two "real" years of Tropicalia (Dunn marks the tenure's end as December 27, 1968, the day Veloso and Gil were arrested and eventually exiled), one sees all these frozen moments where it really seemed like things could have changed for the better.
www.people.fas.harvard.edu /~hhsu/brutality.html   (727 words)

 Calabash Music :: Global CDs - Caetano Veloso/Gilberto Gil : Tropicalia 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The English translations of Gil and Veloso's lyrics provide excellent insight into their political views, albeit tempered with a slightly surrealistic hue.^The music on TROPICALIA 2 features sparser arrangements than that of later Gil albums such as QUANTA.
On "Dada," Veloso and Gil sing together accompanied only by cello, acoustic guitars, bass and percussion; the result is haunting and gorgeous.
While TROPICALIA 2 doesn't incorporate many of the fuzzed-out acid-rock touches of Gil and Veloso's work from the late '60s, it does show that these two giants of Brazilian music are still as inventive, vibrant, and radical as they ever were.
www.buymusichere.net /rel/v2_viewupc.php?storenr=117&upc=07559793392&affnr=2   (192 words)

 Afropop Worldwide
From the story of samba to still reverberating tropicalia movement of 1968 to today's hits from Bahia, this is a Brizilian treasure chest.
Tropicalia leaders Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Tom Ze tell us in their words what Tropicalia meant for them and for Brazil.
Tom explains Tropicalia celebrated the beauty of modernization and satirized it too.
www.afropop.org /radio/program_stream/ID/7   (781 words)

 Brutality Garden: Tropicalia and the Emergence of a Brazilian Counterculture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Two elements emerge early: the growth of a orthodox socialism in the arts and music, and a concern over the authenticity of Brasilian cultural production both for internal consumption and external export.
The more orthodox leftists, of course, criticize Tropicalia for not directly inciting the masses to act, and instead promoting escapism.
It is available on Amazon.com lt;br /gt; lt;br /gt;After reading the book, I would also suggest "Tropicalia, ou panis et circensis" -- the original release of which appears to have been a crystalizing moment in the Tropicalia movement.
www.historyamericas.com /Brutality_Garden_Tropicalia_and_the_Emergence_of_a_Brazilian_Counterculture_0807849766.html   (945 words)

 Culture Shock: Flashpoints: Music and Dance: Brazilian Tropicalia
Tropicalia songs and artists were opposed by the Brazilian government in 1968.
In 1967, singer/composers Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso introduce a new sound in Brazilian music, inspired as much by Jimi Hendrix and Chuck Berry as by mellow bossa nova.
By then, tropicalia musicians gain worldwide attention, influencing such North American performers as David Byrne and Paul Simon.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/cultureshock/flashpoints/music/tropicalia.html   (357 words)

 Familia Tropicalia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
There have been few father/son combos whose work shares gentle intensity and wry warm purpose as do the Velosos.
With only Buckleys Tim and Jeff to match their playful twisting serenity, Caetono (father of Tropicalia who revolutionized samba) and Moreno (his son, taking tiny liberties on similar themes) are idealized portraits of the romantic-yet-realist personal and musical rebellion within Brazillian culture and politics.
The youthful vigor of Caetono Veloso is matched only by his dedication to political outreach.
www.citypaper.net /articles/060701/mus.tropicalia.shtml   (423 words)

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: This is a request for execution of a Sovereign Submerged Lands Easement lying within Section 27, Township 37 South, Range 41 East, over Warner Creek, from the FDEP to Martin County, necessary for replacement of the Tropicalia Avenue Bridge over Warner Creek.
BACKGROUND: Prior to the severe October 1995 floods, Staff was working with the FDEP to finalize permitting requirements for the replacement of the Tropicalia Avenue bridge over Warner Creek, a CIE/CIP project.
The original FDEP permitting was necessary because the FDEP no longer "Grandfathers" in bridge repairs to old unpermitted bridges like at Tropicalia Avenue, even if an "In-Kind" replacement.
www.martin.fl.us /GOVT/agendas/bcc/1996/jan9/esr96a.009.html   (362 words)

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