Tupi or not Tupi

29 06 2014

“Tupi or not Tupi: that is the question.” – Oswald de Andrade


Cucurrucucú paloma (originally written by Tomas Mendez)

Caetano Veloso (the 5th of 7 children) is a Brazilian musician, writer and political activist. He was born in the city of Santo Amaro da Purificação, in Bahia, a state in the northeastern area of Brazil. In the 60s, at the beginning of the Brazilian military dictatorship, Veloso collaborated with a group of artists (including his sister) and founded Tropicalismo, which fused Brazilian pop with rock and roll and avant-garde music. But the government at the time found him threatening and he and fellow musician Gilberto Gil were exiled in 1969–they moved to London. When Veloso returned to his home country, in 1972, he started recording and performing again–still a rock-star, age 71.

Veloso studied philosophy at the Universidade Federal da Bahia, which influenced both his artistic expression and viewpoint on life. Two of his favourite philosophers were Jean-Paul Sartre and Martin Heidegger

THANK you WIKI  [If you’re interested in donating to Wikimedia Foundation, you can do so here.]




One response

30 06 2014
Thom Hickey

Thanks CV a profound and subtle artist. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox (plugged in and ready to play).

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