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Without doubt one of the most influential musical figures in Brazil since the great Antonio Carlos Jobim, Caetano Veloso has had a profound impact on the shape of Brazilian music in the past four decades.
His influence was at its height during the Tropicália years - he even spent several years exiled in London during military rule, assimilating all kinds of musical styles from the Beatles to Pink Floyd. Throughout his life his sense of musical discovery and experimentation has remained firmly intact.
For this special concert Caetano is joined by his son Moreno, (a fine singer and songwriter in his own right) and his fellow musical compatriots Domenico and Kassin, to re-visit and re-imagine music from the Tropicália period.
Produced by the Barbican
Caetano Veloso - In Conversation (5pm) - Caetano Veloso, one of the most important musicians of the Tropicalia moment, discusses his career in the context of the Tropicalia exhibition and festival. Interview chaired by Will Hodgkinson, journalist and writer.
Adma & the Afoxés
Afoxés is a collaboration between Bahian singer Adma and multi-instrumentalist Phil Dawson, fusing north-east brazilian rhythms, west african influences and jazz.
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