Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Congratulations to all of the Nonesuch Records artists who were nominated for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, announced earlier today by The Recording Academy: Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman, Rhiannon Giddens, Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil, and John Adams. Together, these artists' Nonesuch releases have garnered a total of six nominations this year. The Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 12, 2017, in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on CBS.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Caetano Veloso and Teresa Cristina have brought their world tour to the US for four shows. The concerts, in which Cristina's opening set features music from her new album and DVD, Canta Cartola, begin with a sold-out show at The Town Hall in NYC tonight, followed by a second night there on Thursday and shows at Symphony Center in Chicago on Sunday and Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday. Veloso and Cristina will bring the music back home to Brazil in November, with newly added shows in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Caetano Veloso, who recently helped usher in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in an Opening Ceremony performance with Gilberto Gil and Anitta, has made President Barack Obama's 2016 Summer Playlist. Veloso's live performance of the song "Cucurrucucú Paloma," from his 2003 Nonesuch release The Best of Caetano Veloso, can be heard on the Nighttime side of the President's new playlist on Spotify. President Obama's inaugural Summer Playlist, released last year, included the title track to Lianne La Havas's album Is Your Love Big Enough?.
Thursday, August 4, 2016
The legendary Brazilian singers, songwriters, and guitarists Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil will perform at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro at the Maracanã Stadium this Friday, August 5. The ceremony will be broadcast around the world and can be seen in the US on NBC starting at 7:30 PM ET. Nonesuch released a live two-disc recording from Veloso and Gil—Dois Amigos, Um Século de Música: Multishow Live—earlier this year, celebrating a lifelong friendship over the half-century careers of two artists who hold key roles in developing and keeping Brazilian popular music vibrant and alive around the world.
Friday, April 22, 2016
Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil closed out their US tour with two sold-out nights at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, celebrating the release of what the New York Times calls their "gemlike" new live double album Dois Amigos, Um Século de Música: Multishow Live. While on tour, they spoke with NPR's alt.latino about the new album, their friendship, and their legendary careers. They also spoke with Rolling Stone, which says: "The two continue to record exquisite, playful, even noisy music belying their septuagenarian status." And Veloso is the guest on this week's New York Times Popcast.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil kicked off a US tour featuring music from their new album, Dois Amigos, Um Século de Música: Multishow Live, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday. "What a pleasure it is to watch two masters at work," exclaims the Los Angeles Times music critic Mikael Wood of the "deeply satisfying concert." The two artists used "gorgeous melodies and propulsive rhythms to put across profound ideas," performing songs from their "superb" new album. As the Times headline reads, they "basically played their album in concert (and it was awesome)." The tour continues in Oakland, Miami, and Brooklyn.
Friday, April 8, 2016
Dois Amigos, Um Século de Música: Multishow Live, a live double album from Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, is out now in North America on Nonesuch. The recording documents a historic reunion from the legendary Brazilian singers, songwriters, and guitarists. Recorded during a concert in Brazil in 2015, the album celebrates a lifelong friendship over the half-century careers of two artists who have broken cultural, social, and political barriers through music. They kick off a US tour this weekend, with stops in LA, Oakland, Miami, and Brooklyn.
Monday, March 14, 2016Nonesuch Releases Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil's "Dois Amigos, Um Século de Música: Multishow Live" on April 8
Nonesuch releases a live double album from Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil—Dois Amigos, Um Século de Música: Multishow Live—on April 8, 2016. This recording documents a historic reunion from the legendary Brazilian singers, songwriters, and guitarists. Recorded during a concert in Brazil in 2015, the album celebrates a lifelong friendship over the half-century careers of two artists who have broken cultural, social, and political barriers through music. They tour the US in April, with stops in LA, Oakland, Miami, and Brooklyn. Album pre-orders include an instant download of a new song, available for the first time on this recording.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Congratulations to Caetano Veloso, who has won the 2014 Latin Grammy Award for Best Brazilian Song for "A Bossa Nova É Foda." The song is on his new release in Brazil, Multishow Ao Vivo Caetano Veloso Abraçaço, and appeared earlier on his latest studio album, Abraçaço, released this year in North America on Nonesuch Records. This is Veloso's 11th Latin Grammy Award, following last year's win for Best Singer-Songwriter Album for the South American release of Abraçaço. Additionally, Veloso was named the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year in 2012.
Monday, September 8, 2014
The Brooklyn Academy of Music's wide-ranging series of concerts and events Nonesuch Records at BAM: Celebrating a Label Without Labels, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Nonesuch Records, kicks off Tuesday night with the first of three consecutive nights of concerts from Philip Glass and Steve Reich plus a separate solo set from Brad Mehldau and continues through September 28. The New York Times says the series "reflects the broad curiosity and high standard of a label that has had notable successes ... with no guiding criteria other than instinct and taste." In conjunction with these events, BAMcinématek presents Nonesuch Records on Film, a salute to the label’s rich catalogue of movie soundtracks.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Caetano Veloso will bring his Abraçaço world tour to the US in September, stopping in Miami, Seattle, Davis, Oakland, and LA, where he makes his Hollywood Bowl debut on a bill with Andrew Bird and Devendra Banhart, and culminating in two nights in Brooklyn for Nonesuch Records at BAM. Veloso's performance at the Barbican in London this past spring earned five stars from the Times, Guardian, and The Arts Desk, which says: "Caetano Veloso gets more extraordinary."
Friday, May 30, 2014Caetano Veloso's "Abraçaço" Performance at the Barbican Earns Five Stars from the Times, Guardian: "A Masterclass"
Caetano Veloso performed at Barbican Hall earlier this week as part of Explorations: The Sound of Nonesuch Records, the Barbican's month-long celebration of the label's 50th anniversary. The concert, featuring songs from his new album, Abraçaço, earned five stars from the Times and Guardian, both of which call it a "masterclass," and The Arts Desk. The Times also calls it "a perfect evening," the Guardian "exquisite." The Arts Desk says: "Caetano Veloso gets more extraordinary." Veloso tours the US this fall.