A Night in 67
A Night in 67 |
Forget that itŐs winter outside and heat up your ValentineŐs Day with music and passion from one of the most exciting moments in BrazilŐs musical history.
Not unlike todayŐs American Idol, BrazilŐs music "festivals" of the mid-1960s were televised competitions that launched the careers of countless Msica Popular Brasileira artists. The festivals were raucous affairs known for their vocal and partisan audiences, and the boos and cheers were especially loud during a 1967 event that, in one night, created a revolution that forever changed Brazilian music, and eventually world music as well.
The festival was known for a certain amount of decorum on the stage, so it was scandalous when Srgio Ricardo got so fed up with the booing audience that he smashed his guitar. The upheavals continued with Caetano Veloso, who came out in an outfit other than a suit to sing "Alegria, Alegria," which went on to become a generational anthem. And this is not to mention Gilberto Gil showing up with Os Mutantes, who might as well have been from outer space, as his backing group for the classic "Domingo no Parque." With captivating performances and archival footage interspersed with contemporary interviews from the key players, this film essentially documents the night that the still-forming Tropiclia movement was introduced to the public. Among the other artists performing that night were Brazilian legends Chico Buarque, Roberto Carlos, and Edu Lobo. (85 mins., video)
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|Date and time:||February 14, 2014|
|Event category:||Wexner Center|