The best thing about Brazilian music is that even the most mainstream of tunes is so much more sonically complex, lyrically intricate and generally experimental than American popular music could ever be. Even the seemingly droll intonations of Astrud Gilberto were part of a jazz/bossa nova revolution. And speaking of revolution, the Tropicalia movement in the late 1960s was a musical and artistic genre that broke new ground and riled up the Brazilian government to the point that several major artists were exiled,... More >>>