Two major artists of the 20th century—Caetano Veloso, arguably Brazil’s greatest contemporary songwriter, and Gilberto Gil, the renowned Brazilian guitarist and singer who led the 1960s Tropicália movement with Veloso and others—come together April 20 & 21 for a celebration of music and friendship. Context is everything, so get even closer to the show with this curated selection of related articles, interviews, and videos. After you've attended the show, let us know what you thought below and by posting on social media using #DoisAmigosUmSeculoDeMusica.
Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil (PDF)
When 1960s Brazilian dictatorship decided they were a threat, Veloso and Gil played a concert to raise money for plane tickets and fled.
The Brazilian songwriter on growing up in Bahia, cyber culture, and activism.
“Dinner with Caetano Veloso” (TheArtsDesk.com)
A writer visits Veloso at his Bahia home.
“Tropicalia, Agora!” (New York Times)
Adventures in Brazilian music, via David Byrne and Banana Republic.
Watch & Listen
Old friends play the Palais des Congrès. From June 2015.
Caetano Veloso in Talk To Her (YouTube)
Veloso sings “Cucurrucucu Paloma (Hable Con Ella)” in a scene from Pedro Almodovar’s film.
On Tropicalia and More (BBC)
Veloso and Gil discuss the Tropicalia movement, the Beatles, the state of Brazil, and more.
Now your turn...
What did you think? Favorite song/moment from the concert? Any surprises? Are you filled with the revolutionary spirit of Tropicália? Tell us what's on your mind in the comments below and by posting on social media using #DoisAmigosUmSeculoDeMusica.