By Christopher Dunn
Focusing on a gaggle of musicians from Bahia, an impoverished country in northeastern Brazil famous for its shiny Afro-Brazilian tradition, Christopher Dunn unearths how artists together with Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, and Tom Ze created this circulate including the musical and poetic vanguards of Sao Paulo, Brazil's most up-to-date and industrialized urban. He indicates how the tropicalists selectively appropriated and parodied cultural practices from Brazil and in a foreign country which will divulge the fissure among their nation's idealized photo as a calm tropical "garden" and the day-by-day brutality visited upon its citizens.
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