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    Caetano Veloso "Continues to Make Music with the Grace of a Poet, Ebullience of a Kid," Says PRI's "Studio 360"

    Caetano Veloso's new Nonesuch release, zii e zie, is the latest Staff Pick from the team behind Studio 360, the weekly arts and pop culture show from PRI and WNYC with host Kurt Andersen. Studio 360's David Krasnow thinks the frequent comparisons of Veloso to Bob Dylan may be a bit too much flattery, on Dylan's part.

    After decades of music-making, "Veloso continues to make music with the grace of a poet and the ebullience of a kid," says Krasnow. He praises Veloso's thirtysomething son, Moreno—a co-producer, with guitarist Pedro Sá, of his Caetano's two most recent albums—for injecting some "sharp edges" into his father's work. "But the jagged rock and funk flair never buries Veloso’s deep roots in samba and bossa nova," Krasnow insists. "You won’t hear a more stirringly beautiful postpunk tune than the opening 'Perdeu.'"

    Read more at studio360.wordpress.com and tune in to the show each week at studio360.org. You can pick up a copy of zii e zie and , Caetano's previous album produced by Moreno and Pedro Sá, along with his complete Nonesuch catalog, in the Nonesuch Store.

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    Earlier this year, when Caetano Veloso was gearing up to perform at Washington, DC's Lisner Auditorium with Sá and the band from zii e zie, he engaged in what was meant to be an e-mail exchange with the Washington Post with which the paper's spam filter had its way. The Post has now recovered Veloso's e-mail and published the interview—in which he discusses contemporary artists who have been inspired by him, like Animal Collective and Devendra Banhart; peers like David Byrne; and the passing of Michael Jackson—online at washingtonpost.com.

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Caetano Veloso "Continues to Make Music with the Grace of a Poet, Ebullience of a Kid," Says PRI's "Studio 360"

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Caetano Veloso's new Nonesuch release, zii e zie, is the latest Staff Pick from the PRI show Studio 360. "Veloso continues to make music with the grace of a poet and the ebullience of a kid," says Studio 360, which praises the "sharp edges" added to his new work while insisting that "the jagged rock and funk flair never buries Veloso’s deep roots in samba and bossa nova." The Washington Post has published an interview with Veloso on subjects from Animal Collective to David Byrne to Michael Jackson.

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Caetano Veloso's new Nonesuch release, zii e zie, is the latest Staff Pick from the team behind Studio 360, the weekly arts and pop culture show from PRI and WNYC with host Kurt Andersen. Studio 360's David Krasnow thinks the frequent comparisons of Veloso to Bob Dylan may be a bit too much flattery, on Dylan's part.

After decades of music-making, "Veloso continues to make music with the grace of a poet and the ebullience of a kid," says Krasnow. He praises Veloso's thirtysomething son, Moreno—a co-producer, with guitarist Pedro Sá, of his Caetano's two most recent albums—for injecting some "sharp edges" into his father's work. "But the jagged rock and funk flair never buries Veloso’s deep roots in samba and bossa nova," Krasnow insists. "You won’t hear a more stirringly beautiful postpunk tune than the opening 'Perdeu.'"

Read more at studio360.wordpress.com and tune in to the show each week at studio360.org. You can pick up a copy of zii e zie and , Caetano's previous album produced by Moreno and Pedro Sá, along with his complete Nonesuch catalog, in the Nonesuch Store.

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Earlier this year, when Caetano Veloso was gearing up to perform at Washington, DC's Lisner Auditorium with Sá and the band from zii e zie, he engaged in what was meant to be an e-mail exchange with the Washington Post with which the paper's spam filter had its way. The Post has now recovered Veloso's e-mail and published the interview—in which he discusses contemporary artists who have been inspired by him, like Animal Collective and Devendra Banhart; peers like David Byrne; and the passing of Michael Jackson—online at washingtonpost.com.

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