Original title: Verdade Tropical (1997)
Author: Caetano Veloso
Translator: Isabel de Sena

Rebelling against the Elvis-based, American-imported rock scene in late ’60s Brazil, Caetano Veloso suffused lyrical Brazilian folksongs with fuzz guitar, avant-jazz, and electronic music-and in doing so blew apart the status quo of Brazilian culture. Caetano and the movement he catalyzed, tropicalia, urged an adoption of personal freedom in politics, music, and lifestyle. His “rabble-rousing,” as the government saw it, would get Caetano and his comrade Gilberto Gil arrested and exiled to London to wait out the military dictatorship. His fame increasing by the year, Caetano focused on writing songs about his homeland, returning to Brazil as a national hero-a mantle he still wears today. His most recent album, Live in Bahia, was released to international critical and popular acclaim. (Source: publisher)


tropical truth_Caetano Veloso

Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Knopf; 1st edition (September 24, 2002)
Translator: Isabel de Sena
ISBN-10: 037540788X
ISBN-13: 978-0375407888
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tropical truth_2_Caetano Veloso

Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (21 July 2003)
Translator: Isabel de Sena
ISBN-10: 0747568014
ISBN-13: 978-0747568018
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tropical truth_Caetano Veloso

Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Da Capo Press; Reprint edition (October 9, 2003)
Translator: Isabel de Sena
ISBN-10: 0306812819
ISBN-13: 978-0306812811
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