João Gilberto
Clube Da Esquina
Sem Lenço, Sem Documento
Caetano Veloso

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In the late '60s, a new Brazilian popular music arose in direct reaction to social complacency stemming from the coup of 1964 and the musical clichés of pop music. The music that arose, Tropicalia, is bound together more by an ideology of social awareness and the drive to be musically creative than by any single set of musical characteristics. Comparing the songs of tropicalia musicians, it can be discerned that the greatest common bond is in the lyrics, which are well thought-out, keyed to musical events of the accompaniment, poetic, elegant, and above all, socially aware. But tropicalia lasted for only a few years -- the style expanded and is better known today as musica popular Brasileira (MPB) .

Tropicalia Artists Highlights

João Gilberto
João Gilberto
Caetano Veloso
Caetano Veloso
Gilberto Gil
Gilberto Gil
Maria Bethânia
Maria Bethânia
Os Mutantes
Os Mutantes
Milton Nascimento
Milton Nascimento

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Tropicalia Album Highlights

Clube Da Esquina
Milton Nascimento / Lô ...
Clube Da Esquina
Sem Lenço, Sem Documento
Caetano Veloso
Sem Lenço, Sem Documento
Amoroso/Brasil
João Gilberto
Amoroso/Brasil
Gil e Jorge
Gilberto Gil / Jorge Ben
Gil e Jorge
Courage
Milton Nascimento
Courage
Gal Costa [Cinema Olympia]
Gal Costa
Gal Costa [Cinema Olympia]

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Tropicalia Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
O Trem Azul (The Blue Train) Lô Borges / Milton Nascimento
Sampa Caetano Veloso
Besame Mucho João Gilberto
Essa É Pra Tocar No Rádio Jorge Ben / Gilberto Gil
Morro Velho Milton Nascimento
Cinema Olympia Gal Costa
Meu Nome É Gal Gal Costa
Frevo Rasgado Gilberto Gil
A Little More Blue Caetano Veloso
Tropicália Caetano Veloso

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