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  • Caetano Veloso’s New Album, "Abraçaço," Out Now on Nonesuch Records

    Caetano Veloso’s new album, Abraçaço, is out today in North America on Nonesuch Records. The album, which was released in 2012 in South America and Europe, won a Latin Grammy for Best Singer-Songwriter Album. Abraçaço is the final installment of a trilogy with the youthful trio of 2007’s and 2009’s zii e zie known as the Banda Cê. A fusion of the traditional Tropicália style and the indie pop of contemporary Rio, Abraçaço includes 11 original songs written by Veloso. KCRW says the album finds Veloso "at his best."

  • Caetano Veloso's New Album, "Abraçaço," Streaming in Full on WNYC Soundcheck, KCRW

    Nonesuch Records releases Caetano Veloso’s album Abraçaço in North America next Tuesday, March 25. But you don't need to wait till then to hear it: the album is streaming in full via WNYC's Soundcheck. "Abraçaço, (which means “big hug”) is not some subdued, late-career exercise in nostalgia or retrospection," asserts Soundcheck host John Schaefer. KCRW, also streaming the album, calls it Veloso "at his best." You can download two album tracks, "A Bossa Nova É Foda" and "Um Abraçaço," when you pre-order the album in the Nonesuch Store.

About this Album

Manhattan bossa nova / rock duo Arto Lindsay and Peter Scherer produce; Bill Frisell guest stars. Brazilian legend Veloso, says the New York Times, displays "a singing and songwriting voice that is attuned in an unusually cosmopolitan yet poetic way to the world's musical crosscurrents."


Caetano Veloso, vocals, acoustic guitar (3, 8, 10)
Peter Scherer, keyboards (1-7, 9), drum programming (4-7)
Naná Vasconcelos, percussion (1, 4-7), voice (1)
Tony Lewis, drums (1)
Bill Frisell, guitar (1, 6)
Arto Lindsay, guitar (1, 3-5, 9), speaking (4)
Toni Costa, guitar (2, 9, 10)
Tavinho Fialho, bass (2)
Cesinha, drums (2, 9)
Carlinhos Brown, percussion (2, 4, 9)
Mark Ribot, guitar (4, 7)
Prince Vasconcelos Dubois, percussion (8)
Tavinho Fialho, bass (9)

Produced by Peter Scherer and Arto Lindsay
Recorded and mixed by Roger Moutenot
Additional recording: Francis Manzella
Assistants: Pat Dillet, Paul Angeli, Karen Bohannon at Skyline Studios; Oz Fritz at Platinum Island Studios; Jacaré at Estúdio Transamérica; Jascon Baker at Creative Audio Recording

All songs by Caetano Veloso, except track 5 by Arto Lindsay, Peter Scherer, and Caetano Veloso; track 8 by Carlinhos Brown

Front cover painting by Hélio Eichbauer for the set of teh play by Oswald de Andrade O Rei da Vela, in the production by the Teatro Oficina, São Paulo, 1967; photograph by Pedro Oswaldo Cruz
Graphic design by Luciano Figuieredo


All formats of this album are available from Nonesuch in the United States only.

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