Caetano Veloso

Outras Palavras

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Outras Palavras has several Brazilian grooves mixed with contemporary danceable rhythms. Caetano Veloso is not as inspired as in his 1960/1970 period in terms of melodies, but he managed to write some excellent music nevertheless. The album is focused on danceable tracks, having the hits "Outras Palavras," a Northeastern groove with experiments around word sonorities; "Vera Gata," reggae; "Sim/Não," another Northeastern groove backed by funk drumming; and "Rapte-me Camaleoa." The hit "Lua e Estrela" is a subtle Northeastern groove with only a triangle for percussion. Expressive moments went unnoticed, such as the beautiful melody "Nu Com Minha Música"; "Gema," a beautiful Bahian samba, an elegy to the loved woman; "Blues"; and "Verdura."

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