Saturday, September 13, 2014 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location: The Fillmore Miami Beach
Tickets are $38.50/ $48.50/ $58.50/ $78.50. Online through LiveNation.com or call (800) 745-3000.
Resisting the comfy scrub of contentment that bleaches an artist’s audacious colors over time, Veloso’s voice and songs are newly elastic, inspired by the economy and daring of the trio of electric guitar, bass, and drums that accompanies his acoustic pluck.—Boston Globe
The Brazilian singer and songwriter is consistently one of the most literate and beguiling forces in music.—NPR
Caetano Veloso’s album Abraçaço won a Latin Grammy for Best Singer-Songwriter Album and earned the #1 spot on Rolling Stone Brazil’s Best National Albums of 2012 list. Nonesuch Records released it in the US earlier this year. Produced by Pedro Sá and Caetano Veloso’s son Moreno Veloso, Abraçaço is the final installment of a trilogy with the youthful trio he employed on 2007’s Cê and 2009’s zii e zie known as the Banda Cê: Pedro Sá on electric guitar, Ricardo Dias Gomes on bass and Rhodes piano, and Marcelo Callado on drums. “We are people of different generations sharing similar musical and human interests,” Veloso says. A fusion of the traditional Tropicália style and the indie pop of contemporary Rio, the record includes 11 original songs written by Veloso. The title of the record, Abraçaço, meaning “big hug,” is an expression the singer uses to sign off on emails and is employed here to mark the end of the critically acclaimed musical trilogy.
Caetano Veloso is among the most influential and beloved artists to emerge from Brazil, where he began his musical career in the 1960s. He has over 50 recordings to his credit, including 14 on Nonesuch. Absorbing musical and aesthetic ideas from sources as diverse as The Beatles, concrete poetry, the French Dadaists, and the Brazilian modernist poets of the 1920s, Veloso—together with Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Tom Zé, his sister Maria Bethânia, and a number of other poets and intellectuals—founded the Tropicália movement and permanently altered the course of his country’s popular music.
Caetano Veloso in concert at the Fillmore Miami Beach is presented with support from Espirito Santo Bank and LATAM Airlines.