Son[i]a #76 Oriol Rossell on "The Tropicalia Effect"
The MACBA presents The Tropicalia Effect, a series of concerts that focus on this singular music movement and its legacy. Tropicalismo, which emerged in the political context of the dictatorship in Brazil in the late sixties, reinvented Brazilian popular memory by creating a fusion between tradition and the avant-garde.
This cosmopolitan tendency also pervaded other artistic practices of the time, in manifest opposition to the political culture of the regime. In spite of its short existence, Tropicalia entailed a new way of understanding popular music that still survives today.
Son[i]a interviews Oriol Rossell, the series co-curator along with David Albet.