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  • blog June 6, 2017

    Tom Zé Comes to BAM

    All photos by Mike Benigno, used with permission. Even when he’s acting his most normal, Tom Zé is up to something. There’s just something unstoppably impish in the Brazilian composer and singer, something that’s only getting stronger as he gets older. … Read more »

  • blog February 23, 2017

    Have a Weird Carnival: Os Mutantes Are on Tour

    Carnival is kicking off on Friday, and those of us in the eastern United States who can only dream of shaking our hips in Rio have a pretty nice consolation prize: the Tropicalia psych-rockers Os Mutantes are in America. It’s … Read more »

  • blog November 2, 2013

    Afropop Sponsors Free Screening of Tropicalia Documentary

    Afropop Worldwide is excited (very excited- very VERY excited) to invite you to the first New York City- heck, the first AMERICAN screening of the brand new “Tropicália” documentary at Videology (308 Bedford Ave) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, this Friday, Nov. 8th, … Read more »

  • feature July 20, 2012

    Tom Zé talks City Life, Sexual Freedom, and Why Music was Never his Thing

    In a small auditorium at PUC São Paulo, a top private university, Tom Zé blesses twenty students, two professors, and some kid who helped him carry in the speakers, with a private concert. Calling what happened on Friday, June 29th … Read more »

  • feature August 18, 2004

    Excerpt from “Brutality Garden: Tropicália and the Emergence of a Brazilian Counterculture

    Excerpt from “Brutality Garden: Tropicália and the Emergence of a Brazilian Counterculture”   As part of Afropop Worldwide’s “Hip Deep” series, Christopher Dunn co-produced “The Tropical Soul of Jorge Benjor on Afropop Worldwide“. Here’s the intro from his book, Brutality Garden: Tropicália and … Read more »

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