Invention, Radicalism and the Popular Imagination '68 -'75: Brazil pt.3
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In this week's podcast Tim and Jeremy complete their three-parter on Brazil, looking at music in the country from 1968 - 1975. Against a backdrop of managed democracy, repression and censorship for musicians, we hear about a number of exciting artists who combined inventive experimental radicalism with a popular imagination to create electrifying music. Jeremy and Tim introduce Fusion groups like Azymuth and Aitro, totemic Brazilian singers like Astrud Gilberto, and the incredible output of Jorge Ben.

Tim and Jeremy also discuss varying psychedelic aesthetics in the country and internationally, including the contrast between indigenous practices and the classical countercultural LSD scene; spent time on the place of reissuing culture of contemporary labels like Mr Bongo; and disagree over how we should listen to music with explicitly religious lyrics. Plus, Pelé!

Produced and edited by Matt Huxley.  

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Pedros Santos - Água Viva
Astrud Gilberto - Beginnings
Jorge Ben - Take It Easy My Brother Charles
Claudia - Jesus Christo
Airto - Return to Forever
Novos Baianos - Preta, Pretinha
Tribo Massahi - Fareuá
Sivuca - Ain't No Sunshine
Gal Costa - Milho Verdé
Azymuth - Periscopio

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