SEPT 7, 2023

Brazilian Independence Day

 @ 6:00 PM





Special Streaming

A musical documentary presenting the history of the Tropicalist/Tropicália movement and its most famous songs.

BMF’s 3rd International MPB Festival (Brazilian Popular Music) includes the participation of more than 20 professional musicians from different parts of the world performing a selection of over 18 Brazilian MPB hits from the Tropicália movement.

Tropicalism or Tropicália is a Brazilian cultural movement, concentrated in 1967 and 1968, which profoundly marked different forms of artistic expression, such as; music, cinema, theater, poetry and the arts. The movement was begun by a group of musicians from Bahia notably Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Tom Zé, and the poet-lyricist Torquato Neto.

Later the group moved from Salvador (the capital of Bahia) to São Paulo where they met with collaborators Os Mutantes and Rogério Duprat among others.

Tickets: $10 (suggested donation)

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The Brazilian Music Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization,

donations in the U.S. are tax-deductible.

BMF’s 3rd International MPB Festival will be presented online to benefit

“The Future of Our Children” program” 

We believe that music can improve the quality of life of individuals and their families, which promotes a happier and healthier society. Playing a musical instrument has many benefits, but most importantly, it can bring joy to you and everyone around you. 
About the program:
The Future of Our Children” supports organizations that remove children from the streets and teach music, thus creating an opportunity for a better life. These organizations create musical programs that will enable a child to feel like an asset to their respective community.
We hope to promote the presence of Brazilian heritage in a city that is known for its rich cultural diversity.


Latest addition:

Tatá Martinelli: Vocal
Cacá Lima: guitar & vocal
Carlos Beetz: percussion

About MPB and Tropicália

MPB is a music genre that emerged in Brazil in the mid-1960s, in the city of Rio de Janeiro with the second generation of bossa nova. It is a trend of post-bossa nova urban popular music that revisits typical Brazilian styles such as samba, samba-canção, baião and other Brazilian regional music.

Tropicália was a creative movement that originated in 1967-68 in Brazil. Encompassing music, art and writing it celebrated Brazil’s culture and people.

It was also a protest movement against the lack of freedom experienced under the oppressive regime of the military government.

Tropicalia was presented as a “field for reflection on social history”. The movement was begun by a group of musicians from Bahia notably Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Tom Zé, and the poet-lyricist Torquato Neto.

Founding members of Tropicália opened up a new path for contemporary artists to embrace and borrow from other cultures. Its influence has even trickled out of Brazil’s borders, with artists including David Byrne, Beck, Devendra Banhart and Nelly having cited the movement as having an impact on their work.

Despite only spanning a five year period between 1967 and 1972 (some argue its lifespan was even shorter than this due to two of the founding musicians being arrested by the military government in December 1968), Tropicália has undoubtedly left a lasting impression both within and outside of Brazil.

Produced by 

Brazilian Music Foundation

Madalena Sousa: Founder/President/CEO

Vanessa Falabella: MPB Dept Director

Cristine Larson: Secretary/English Editor


Supporters: Bossa Magazine and Asuos Productions