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João Brasil just sent us this mixtape which he did entirely of Tonny Brasil tracks. Tonny Brasil (err, they´re not related) is considered the godfather of Tecno Brega and João shows us why. Tracklist is below.
1 – For you to dance
2 – Techno do Pirim-Pirim
3 – Pororoca – Banda Bundas
4 – A E I O U – Banda Bundas
5 – Eu quero uma mulher – Banda Bundas
6 – Ragga Melody 3
7 – Zouk do Beijo
8 – Cumbia pra lá e pra cá
9 – Vai dançando – Banda Bundas
10 – A Bum Dança – Tonny Brasil & Nelsinho Rodrigues
11 – Mundiquinha
12 – Macho Man – Banda Bundas
Western listeners with even a cursory knowledge of Brazilian music are probably well aware of tropicalia, a genre-spanning form of psychedelia that blossomed for a few short years during the 60’s before being shut down by the military junta that took power at the decade’s end. These political circumstances forced a number of the genre’s most prominent stars such as Gilberto Gil or Caetano Veloso to an unhappy exile in London (Veloso in particular wrote several stunning songs about the pain of this process) while clamping down sharply on the expressive freedom of those who remained.
While the movement’s freewheeling spirit shriveled under this type of repression, its revolutionary mixture of the instrumentation and style of rock with more traditional Brazilian forms had fundamentally reshaped the horizons of the country’s music, setting the stage for the next 30 years of MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira). Since it came to the wider attention of western listeners during the 90’s, Tropicalia has come to be understood as one of the most vital outcroppings of 60’s culture, producing a body of music nearly unmatched in its wild-eyed beauty and psychedelic intensity, continously inspiring artists such as Beck, Sonic Youth, David Byrne or recently Bonde Do Rolê.
No release date for a European start of this movie has been published, until then, watch the trailer: