Revolution strikes again

The past two weeks have seen millions of Brazilians taking to the street in every corner of Brazil and the world to protest against corruption and the government’s shortcomings in education, healthcare and security.

Now you will be able to see how the Brazilian creative spirit defied our oppressive government almost 40 years ago, thereby creating an avant-garde artistic movement with a taste for subversion and an international voice that echoed across the Atlantic.

A revolutionary group of Brazilian musicians and artists challenged their military dictatorship in the late 1960s and early 1970s by forming a cultural movement, now described as Tropicalismo. The 87m documentary will take you back to a time when discussing the problems of Brazil could land in jail, exiled abroad or even killed, and will explain how Tropicalismo went to great lengths to confront the reactionary establishment.

Director Marcelo Machado explores the developments in detail by using archive footage, interviews with key participants and the songs that have since found a firm footing in Brazil’s musical heritage.

The film will show Friday July 5th at 6.20pm at the Curzon Soho. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Russ Slater (Sound & Colours) 
  • Victor Fraga (JungleDrums) 
  • Jody Gillett (Brazilian Music Academy) 
  • Vince Medeiros (Little white Lies) 
  • Anthony Pereira (King’s College – Director, King’s Brazil Institute) 
  • David Buttle (Mr Bongo to chair)

Leave a Reply