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Caetano Veloso

Caetano Veloso

Brazilian composer, singer, guitarist, writer, and political activist
Brazilian cultural icon who has managed to be both a traditionalist and an exiled radical, creating some engaging pop music along the way.
BornAugust 7, 1942
HometownSanto Amaro, Brazil
SpousePaula Lavigne, Andrea Gadelha
ChildrenMoreno Veloso
ParentsDona Canô
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How a run-down Ford launched a music revolution that swept Brazil’s Carnival

  • Sound begins blasting ear drums and rattling bones even before the speakers — hauled by big rigs creeping their way through Brazil’s thronging Carnival crowds — draw near. The behemoth sound trucks known as electric trios are a Brazilian innovation that amplified music and effectively did away with front-row seats — making Carnival more accessible. In the seven decades since the first one hit Brazil's streets, they have become a fixture of the country's annual pre-Lenten festivities and draw millions to the streets.

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Brazilian icon "Dona Cano" dies at 105

Claudionor Viana Teles Veloso, known as “Dona Cano”, died on Tuesday following a stroke a fortnight ago. The mother of musical greats Caetano Veloso and Maria Bethania, “Dona Cano” was a national figure in her own right. Her home in the north-eastern state of Bahia was a meeting place for Brazil’s musicians, poets and politicians. Brazilian President Lula da Silva sent his condolences to the family.
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