Tropicalia: A Film By Marcelo Machado

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    Tropicalia features rare footage of Brazilian music legends Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Os Mutantes, Gal Costa and Tom Zé as it explores a revolution animated by music and art!

    Tropicália, or Tropicalism, is one of Brazil's most significant cultural movements. Born in the late 1960s by a collective of like-minded souls, it used music and visual arts as a voice to confront the cultural and political establishment. This vibrant documentary by Marcelo Machado explores this iconic and era-changing time in Brazilian history with material lovingly gleaned from the archives, stunning images, and the testimony of the group's protagonists including Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Tom Zé, Arnaldo and Sérgio Dias, from the band Os Mutantes, whose controversial thoughts, music and behaviour resulted in prison and exile for its leaders.

    Then of course there is the music, the Tropicalistas created pop songs, mixing traditional Brazilian folk, samba, psychedelia and rock to create a sound never heard before.

    Watch the trailer here 

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