Brazilian Popular Music and Globalization

By Caetano Veloso


about the article:  an examination of the significance of Carmen Miranda for Tropicalia, the watershed movement led by the author in the late 1960s, and her enduring legacy in and outside of Brazil.

about the author
CAETANO VELOSO is a world renowned singer-songwriter/recording artist. and the author of  Verdade Tropical (1997; Tropical Truth, 2002). He resides in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, and visits New York on occasion.  His latest interview on NPR can be found in their sound archives.


background is the cover of Caetano Veloso's 1997 book

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