Popular Musical Development And Societal Development

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The Start of Tropicalismo
Popular musical development and societal development are usually parallel with one another. Artists and musicians can change a society and have an enormous impact on how a country runs itself. A good example of how a country can be influenced by new, innovative music would be the Tropicalismo movement. Caetano Veloso is a Brazilian musician that started the Tropicalia movement and created music that combined many elements of different music together, and Veloso did this with other tropicalists. The background of Caetano Veloso, the two songs Caetano Veloso produced, information about Tropicalia, and the background of Brazil can help us comprehend how music has a great impact and influence on society. Tropicalia is more than just a music genre produced in the late 1960s, but a social-political movement that radically changed the way Brazilians saw contemporary Brazilian music.
Caetano Veloso’s start as a Brazilian musician was back in 1942 when Veloso finished school in Santa Amaro, and he moved to Salvador where he learned how to play the guitar and sing. (Veloso, Caetano) Veloso would spend his time at bars with his sister and perform music for people’s entertainment. Veloso met Gal Costa, Gilberto Gil, and Tom Zé in 1963 where they started musical shows as a group. (Veloso, Caetano) One of the musical shows that they started was Vila Velha theatre with Veloso directing the theatre. In 1965, Veloso left Federal University of Bahia to go to Rio de

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