News & Reviews
- Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Caetano Veloso and many other celebrated Brazilian musicians, inspired to protect the rainforest of their native Brazil from further destruction, came together in Rio de Janeiro’s Floresta da Tijuca to create a music video and original composition in celebration of today, Earth Day 2014. The project supports the Rainforest Alliance, which works in partnership with Brazilian nonprofit Imaflora—as well as farmers, forest communities and cattle ranchers—to protect Brazil’s magnificent and ecologically fragile natural heritage.
- Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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 Cê 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."
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.