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Caetano Veloso and His Latest Album, "zii e zie," Featured on NPR's "Weekend Edition Sunday"

  • Monday, April 26, 2010
    Caetano Veloso and His Latest Album, "zii e zie," Featured on NPR's "Weekend Edition Sunday"

    Caetano Veloso recently completed a brief tour of the United States featuring music from his latest Nonesuch release, zii e zie. While in the States, the legendary Brazilian singer-songwriter spoke with NPR's Jacki Lyden for a feature profile that aired on the latest episode of NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

    Veloso "is consistently one of the most literate and beguiling forces in music," says Lyden, by way of introduction. "To see him in person ... is to see a sinuous, warm, joyous show in which Veloso's vocals and sambas are backed up by a young, edgy band."

    In the interview, the two discuss the new album, starting with its title, zii e zie, which translates from the Italian as "uncles and aunts." Lyden describes Veloso's songwriting as "always fresh and original and very unfettered." She tells him, "It's beautiful to hear you sing, it's beautiful to see you sing," then singles out the album track "Por Quem?" to say simply: "It's beautiful."

    You can listen to the complete feature, with songs from the new album, at npr.org.

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on April 26, 2010 - 1:58pm
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Caetano Veloso and his latest Nonesuch release, zii e zie, are the subject of a feature profile on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday. Veloso "is consistently one of the most literate and beguiling forces in music," says contributor Jacki Lyden. She describes Veloso's songwriting as "always fresh and original and very unfettered," saying simply of an album track: "It's beautiful."

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Caetano Veloso recently completed a brief tour of the United States featuring music from his latest Nonesuch release, zii e zie. While in the States, the legendary Brazilian singer-songwriter spoke with NPR's Jacki Lyden for a feature profile that aired on the latest episode of NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

Veloso "is consistently one of the most literate and beguiling forces in music," says Lyden, by way of introduction. "To see him in person ... is to see a sinuous, warm, joyous show in which Veloso's vocals and sambas are backed up by a young, edgy band."

In the interview, the two discuss the new album, starting with its title, zii e zie, which translates from the Italian as "uncles and aunts." Lyden describes Veloso's songwriting as "always fresh and original and very unfettered." She tells him, "It's beautiful to hear you sing, it's beautiful to see you sing," then singles out the album track "Por Quem?" to say simply: "It's beautiful."

You can listen to the complete feature, with songs from the new album, at npr.org.

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