Ola Tropicalia! (Going to Brazil)

I'm headed to Brazil tomorrow. I can't wait. It's no secret that Brazil is my favorite place on the earth, a superlative I’m not afraid of backing up. So, if you're in Rio next week, let me know. I'd love to grab a suco with you somewhere and conversar um pouquinho sobre o estado das coisas tecnologicas. Deixe me saber!

In the meantime, I'll leave with you some Caetano Veloso, which is about as close as you can get to the awesomeness of Brazil without actually being there. These songs are both from his album Tropicalia, a pioneering record and one of the first to define the Tropicalia genre of Brazilian music (which, admittedly, has its hits and misses but know this: David Byrne approves and apparently so does Kurt Cobain). Incidentally, the title of the second song, Superbacana, means "Super Awesome" so there you go.


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