Monday, June 19, 2006

Tropicália # 3

About the Brazilian tropicália movement I don't want to add more to what I've already said in my first post about it, and in the second one too.
Here at last is a video by a very young Caetano Veloso, probably the most significant "tropicalistic" artist, and one of the greatest Brazilian songwriter ever. The clip is taken from a festival organized by the TV Record channel in October 1967, the same festival on which Gilberto Gil performed Domingo No Parque with Os Mutantes. He sings his first hit Alegria, Alegria accompanied by the Argentinian rock band The Beat Boys. He looks very excited as the audience acclaims him. This footage gives you an idea of how extroverted Brazilian people are, at least compared with most of us Europeans.
The Os Mutantes performance is part of the 1969 TV concert on which they played Panis Et Circenses too. Fuga N° 2 is a beautiful dreamy song taken from their second album, a psychedelic pop gem. The band has reformed this year, without the singer Rita Lee, for a successful concert in London, on May 22.

Caetano Veloso - Alegria, Alegria (1967)
Os Mutantes - Fuga N° 2 (1969)


The reason why I'm still here is to share some good vibes with the world outside my room, let my know if I succeed in it.

Happy solstice (to the people living in the northern hemisphere)



Blogger NYC TAXI SHOTS said...


6/20/2006 7:23 PM  
Blogger Mirco said...


6/20/2006 7:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let there be no question about it; your site is great !
I wish there was more publicity around your site, that it had more users, because the content
you are distributing is top notch !
On issue, though .. downloading multiple files through rapidshare is not a good user experience,
especially in this age of integrated flash players and what-not.
Have you considered posting to youtube or similar ?

I hope you keep up the good work, I am enjoying it immensly.
(PS: Everything forbid, but if you ever where to give up the site, would you consider making a mega-torrent
of your videos and posting them on a torrent site ?)

6/21/2006 6:01 PM  
Blogger Mirco said...

Thank you for your compliments, you may think I'm a little narcissist but I like to have my own little space on the web. Of course everyone is free to upload these videos on Youtube or similar sites, in this case it would be fine to mention the original sharer :-)

6/21/2006 11:32 PM  
Blogger Kinkman2004 said...

I´ve seen the os mutantes video before, but i didn´t see the great perfomance of Caetano Veloso, the master of Tropicalia Sound.
It´s a delightful clip...

Great job, mirco!!!

6/23/2006 6:25 PM  
Blogger Miss F said...

wow, the cAETano veLose video is great, how w0nderful to have an insigHt as to h0w popuLar and charMing he was. he's smiLing whiLe he's singiNg, he Looks so self-assured and lovely~

no w0nder all those girls were cheeriNg for him, and I think s0mebody eveN threW him a panTy/underwear. those girLs really r0ck.

Thanks a loT for sharINg this. I love BraziLian uLture cuz yes they're extr0verted and easy g0ing and very comf0rtabLe about themseLves.


7/05/2006 5:30 AM  
Blogger Mirco said...

What a good comment Miss F, and you have a very beautiful blog too, you don't mind if add it on my links?


7/05/2006 2:09 PM  
Anonymous Jim said...

Fantastic! I've been looking for this clip ever since I saw it at a special exhibition on Tropicalia here in London. Many thanks for posting it.

7/14/2006 12:40 AM  
Anonymous william said...

Olá, Mirco. Sou brasileiro e é com grande prazer que vejo este video do Caetano Veloso neste seu sensacional blog. Parabéns!!!

8/04/2006 11:37 PM  
Anonymous Eduardo Martins said...

Oi Mirco;
Parabéns pelo fantástico blog, e especialmente por este espaço de divulgação da cultura de meu país;
Fico realmente muito feliz !!
Se por acaso tiver interesse em intercâmbio musical e cultural me passe um e-mail.
Tudo de bom para você e para seu maravilhoso país !!

9/04/2006 3:31 PM  
Blogger Mirco said...

Oi Eduardo, como faço pra te passar um e-mail sem ter o seu endereço...? O meu está no meu perfil.
Até è obrigado!

9/16/2006 7:22 PM  

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