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Tropicália 2

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Track Listing

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1Haiti (Gilberto Gil & Caetano Veloso / Caetano Veloso)4:19
2Cinema Novo (Gilberto Gil / Caetano Veloso)4:14
3Tradicão (Gilberto Gil)5:54
4As Coisas (Gilberto Gil / Arnaldo Antunes)2:39
5Aboio (Caetano Veloso)1:32
6Dada (Caetano Veloso / Gilberto Gil)3:00
7Cada macaco No Seu Galho (Cho Chuã) (Richão)3:21
8Baião Atemporal (Gilberto Gil)3:40
9Nossa Gente (Roque Carvalho)2:53
10Rap Popcreto (Gilberto Gil)1:58
11Wait Until Tomorrow (Jimmy Hendrix)3:25
12Desde Que O Samba É Samba (listen to full-length track) (Caetano Veloso)5:11

News & Reviews

  • Watch: Caetano Veloso Joins Fellow Brazilian Musicians with Song in Support of Rainforest Alliance

    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.

  • 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."

About this Album

Celebrating 25 years of artistic/personal friendship, Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, two South American legends, channel the anything-goes spirit of the mid-'60s Tropicália movement they spearheaded into a set that Rolling Stone says, represents "Brazil's two 50-something songwriting giants at the peak of their powers."


Caetano Veloso, vocals, guitar, whistle, arab singing, keyboard samples
Gilberto Gil, vocals, guitar (1-9, 11, 12)
Liminha, bass, guitar, ebow guitar, samples (1, 4, 6-8, 10)
Moreno Veloso, cello, pandeiro (1, 4, 5)
Carlinhos Brown, percussion (1, 3, 7, 11)
Ramiro Mussoto, drum programming (1, 7)
Rafael Rabello, 7-string guitar; Dininho, bass; Luciano Rabello, cavaquinho; Octeto Brasil (2)
Wilson Neves, drums; Marçal, tamborim; Beterlau, agogô; Zizinho, pandeiro; Zeca da Cuíca, cuíca
Joao, Jorge, Giancarlo, spala; Marcelo, Cristine, Bernardo, Michel, Vidal, Daltro, Alves, Perrota, Aizik, violin; Jesuina, Stephny, Hindenburgo, Penteado, viola; Iurà, Zamith, Alceu Reis, Marcio Malard, cello (2)
Nico Assunção, 6-string bass (3, 12)
Serginho Trombone, trombone; Leo Gandelman, baritone sax; Raul Mascarenhas, tenor sax; Zé Carlos, alto sax; Marcio Montarroyos, Bidinho, trumpet, flugelhorn (3, 9)
Pedro Sá, electric guitar (4)
Daniel Jobim, keyboards (5)
Dadi, bass; Marcelo Costa, percussion; Lui Coimbra, cello (6)
Léo, timbau (7)
Bogam, surdo baixo, surdo; Coelho, timbau, mataca; Tripé, timbau, surdo virado; Nito, timbau, claves; Bit Bit, timbau, surdo virado; Alexandre, bacurinha, surdo; Everaldo, bacurinha, castanola; Cosminho, Popó, bacurinha (7, 11)
Celso Fonseca, steel string guitar; Firmino, percussion; Lucas Santana, flute; William Magalhães, keyboards (8)
Arthur Maia, bass; Carlinhos Bala, drums (9)
Nara Gil, vocals (11)

Produced by Liminha, Gilberto Gil, and Caetano Veloso
Recording at Nas Nuvens and Polygram Studios, Rio de Janeiro, and WR Studio, Salvador
Recording Engineers: Vitor Farias, Paulo Junquiero, Liminha, Eduardo Chermont, Antoine Midani, Mauro Bianchi, and Marcelão
Mixed by Vitor Farias and Liminha, except tracks 4, 5, 7, 11 mixed by Paulo Junquiero and Liminha
Assistant engineers: Guilherme Calicchio, Renato Munhoz, Sergio Cataignier, Paquetá, and Sacha
Production assistants: Fafá Giodrano, Cristina Ferreira, and Laura Andreza
Editing: Ricardo Garcia
General Coordinator: Beth Araûjo
Mastered by Chris Belman, Bernie Grundman Mastering
Additional mastering by Robert C. Ludwig

Artistic director: Beto Boaventura
Cover photographs by Flávio Colker


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

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