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03/06/2016

Brazil’s 10 Best Tropicalia Albums: Pop, Psychedelia & Politics

The late 1960s in Brazil saw the emergence of a short-lived though immensely prolific musical movement: Tropicalia. Combining genres like Samba or Forró with experimentalism and psychedelia, Tropicália engaged with political issues that had real relevance for Brazil, which at the time was living under a military dictatorship. It is not surprising that many Tropicália artists were persecuted and exiled by the Brazilian government. These are the 10 best Tropicália albums.

This is the manifesto and benchmark of the Tropicália movement, the album that formed the group and gave it its name. Gathering musicians and bands …

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