Tropicália # 3
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)