Rogério Duprat goes solo on A Banda Tropicalista do Duprat

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By USF in New Music on Saturday 5 November 2011

Like a Brazilian Van Dykes Park adorned in pineapple shades and a white feather boa, Rogério Duprat swept through the tropicalia movement of the late 1960s, providing radiant string and orchestral arrangements for the likes of Os Mutantes, Caetano Veloso and Tom Zé. 1968’s A Banda Tropicalista do Duprat was his sole attempt at going […]

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Os Mutantes’ Secret Playlist

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By Casper Johansson in Cool Websites on Thursday 17 September 2009

Os Mutantes were formed in Sao Paolo, Brazil, in 1966 by Sergio Dias and his brother Arnaldo, who blended their love of English rock n roll, culled from shortwave radio broadcasts, with American psychedelic in the spirit of Jimi Hendrix and traditional Brazilian music to create an entirely new sound to match an equally turbulent […]

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Short Fantasy video about the legendary Os Mutantes

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By Casper Johansson in Video on Tuesday 4 August 2009

After 35 years away, Tropicalia band Os Mutantes are back with a new album, Haih, due for release on September 7. Apparently Kurt Cobain once made a public plea for the band to get back together, Devendra Banhart asked if he could be their roadie, and Beck said ‘for years it was pretty much the […]

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