The album‰۪s collaborators - Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Tom Z̩, Nara Leao, Gal Costa and Os Mutantes - mixed psychedelic rock with boleros, sambas, bossa nova and jazz into a carnival-esque parade which first announced the new global sound of Brazilian music.
What is stunning is that this anarchic and groundbreaking release was recorded at the height of the Brazilian military dictatorship, during an era where censorship, repression and the threat of violence was a constant in all aspects of daily life inside the country.
Rolling Stone magazine in Brazil has voted this album No.2 in their 100 Best Brazilian Albums Of All Time.
This classic album is Tropicalia‰۪s manifesto - a fantastical fusing of psychedelic rock and pop, Brazilian traditional music and the avant-garde.
Gilberto Gil - Miserere NÌ_bis
Caetano Veloso - Cora̤̣o Materno
Mutantes - Panis Et Circenses
Nara Lẹo - Lindon̩ia
Gilberto Gil - Parque Industrial
Gilberto Gil - Gel̩ia Geral Gal Costa - Baby
Caetano Veloso - Tr̻s Caravelas (Las Tr̻s Carabelas)
Caetano Veloso - Enquanto Seu Lobo Ṇo Vem
Gal Costa - Maṃe, Coragem
Gilberto Gil - Bat Macumba
Caetano Veloso - Hino Do Senhor Do BonfimåÊ