Sonorama is very excited to host a special Chicago screening of Marcelo Machado’s 2012 documentary Tropicalia, presented in collaboration with Mr. Bongo Records (UK).
The brief but seminal period at the end of 1969 proved to be a watershed moment in the history of Brazilian music and for many music lovers served as our first entry to the richness of Brazilian music, and what a primer, rarely before had Brazilian artists produced such an eclectic and seminal output of amazing music. A bizarre whirlwind of fresh ideas had arrived from a group of young Bahians together with revolutions in theater, film, and the visual arts; creating a small boom of creativity at the end of an already turbulent decade in Brazilian history. Sonorama invites you to explore and discover the rich sounds of Tropicalia along with the faces and voices that helped make it truly a unique music phenomena that continues to inspire and influence countless artist’s and musicians around the globe.
The screening will be followed with a special vinyl “Amor Tropicalista” dj set by Clark Quente.