Tuesday, September 9, 2008

UdeMan: Caetano Veloso

Almodovar used him in a cameo in "Talk to Her" and the film slowed to a lilting langour.


Known as "the Bob Dylan of Brazil", Veloso's also a political activist who spent several months in prison.

He issue
d an English-language albumn in 2004, but my favourites are his soulful, classic Portuguese tropicalia recordings, and current world-rhythm works like the recent Ce.

"There's a wonderful Brazilian poet who was our best, biggest, greatest modernist, Oswald De Andrade. He has o
ne poem, which I think is the shortest poem in the world.

The title is "Amor" and the poem is "humor". Just that. Amor/humor- love/humor combined- is the method of approach for quotations and references. Without that, it doesn't mean anything." - Caetano Veloso

3 comments:

La Belette Rouge said...

Seems to be a Brazilian thing go on in our corner of the blogosphere.

I have never heard of Caetano before. But, I do remember this song from "Talk to Her." Really lovely.

enc said...

I haven't heard of him, but I'll check him out!

Duchesse said...

Belette and enc: Thought he was better known so am delighted to introduce you to this gorgeous music!
Check out the other vides on You Tube!