- This event has passed.
Music Docs: Tropicalia
Nov 8, 2013 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm| Free
Long before the so-called global village came into existence, and the Internet made it easy to spread your name around the world, Brazil was already global. It is a country which is culturally cannibalistic by nature, in which the new and the old, the foreign and the indigenous, not only lie side by side but are mixed, assimilated and recreated day in day out. What sort of country is it, in which, at the height of the 60’s, a capoeira song, played with the aggressive drive of rock’n’roll, found its way into thousands of homes, entitled ‘Sunday in the Park’? What do you call this huge melting-pot? Tropicalism!
In collaboration with Public Radio International’s Afropop Worldwide, Videology is excited to present the US Theatrical Premiere of Tropicália: A Film by Marcelo Machado. Hosted by one of Africa’s best-loved broadcast personalities, Georges Collinet, the radio show is on air in over 115 stations in the U.S., and recently celebrated it’s 25th anniversary. To capture the spirit of the movement, we’ll have DJ Cleary spinning some hot Brazilian wax all night long! Plus, a Caipirinha drink special and a vinyl raffle after the screening!”