Nov. 07, 2013 01:33PM EST
NYC: Catch a documentary screening of 'Tropicalia' and get acquainted with the psychedelic genre in the lead up to Brazil 2014.
<p><em>As we gear up for next summer's <strong>World Cup</strong> in Brazil 2014, we'll be taking moments to highlight some select Brazilian tracks that come across our desks. From capoeira music (an accompaniment to the sport) and maracatu to samba and the favela-bred baile funk, t<em>he influence of African cultures & sounds on the South American nation's own arts is immeasurable</em>. In our series <strong>Afro-Brazil 2014 </strong>we'll be digging into a few of these 'ritmos e batidas' from Brazil.</em></p><p>————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————</p><p><a href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/" target="_blank"><strong>Afropop Worlwide</strong></a> and Williamsburg's <a href="http://www.videology.info/blog/events/music-docs-tropicalia-free/" target="_blank"><strong>Videology</strong></a> will be hosting the US theatrical premiere of <strong><em>Tropicália: A Film by Marcelo Machado</em></strong>. The film highlights the rise of the 1960s Brazilian artistic movement which was birthed out of the concept of <em>antrópofago</em> or "cultural cannibalism" — a theory put forth by poet <strong>Oswald de Andrade</strong> that encouraged the fusion of Brazilian culture with foreign influences. The musical genre tropicália took sonic cues from traditional Brazilian music, psychedelic rock, African rhythms and the avant-garde and was led by the likes of <strong>Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Os Mutantes</strong> and <strong>Tom Zé</strong>. The film also explores the "struggle [tropicália] artists endured to protect their right to freely express revolutionary thought" at a time of political turbulence in Brazil. Watch the trailer below and don't miss the screening this <strong>Friday 11/8</strong> at <strong><a href="http://www.videology.info/" target="_blank">8PM at Videology</a> </strong>(308 Bedford Ave. Brooklyn, NY).</p><p><div class="preroll-video"></div><ora-player></ora-player></p><p> <iframe id="//player.vimeo.com/video/66632711" src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/66632711"></iframe> </p>
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