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Sunday, May 28, 2006

Tom Zé

Tom Zé is a Brazilian musician considered part of Tropicalismo, a 60's musical movement from Brazil headed by Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil. He soon took his own experimental and unique way, mixing Brazilian music, rock music, twelve-tone music and all kind of recorded sounds. Almost ignored on late 70's and early 80's, he was soon to left music composition (to work on a gas station, according to myth) when David Byrne "discovered" him in mid 80's (in the same sense that Columbus "discovered" America) making him less unknown to critics. This two songs are from his 1976 album "Estudando o Samba".

Songs (available until Jun/04):
Tom Zé - Toc
Tom Zé - Mã

Official Website
Wikipedia Article

(Photo taken from his official website)


At 2:56 AM, Blogger IanB said...

I must dig oout more of this guys music, totally fascinating!! Thanks for the share !!

At 9:24 AM, Blogger Bruno said...

Welcome Luis,great first post!


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