Apr 15, 2010 07:30 AM - 10:00 AM
“Caetano Veloso is one of the greatest songwriters of the century: a master melodist, a lyricist who merges surreal imagery with a sense of history and a sense of humor, a singer whose voice radiates tenderness and supple swing and a musician who connects to traditional music, pop and jazz from all over.” —The New York Times Caetano Veloso will open the award-winning Greek Theatre’s 2010 season on Thursday, April 15. Caetano Veloso is among the most influential and beloved artists to emerge from Brazil. Known there since the 1960’s, Veloso has made more than thirty recordings to date and has developed a strong international following. Although Tropicalismo set the tone for Caetano’s career, his music has evolved greatly over the years. Incorporating elements of rock, reggae, fado, tango, samba canao, baiao and rap-- with lyrics containing some of the best poetry in a musical tradition rich in verse-- Caetano’s music is sometimes traditional, sometimes contemporary, often hybrid. At once an astute social commentator and balladeer of highly emotive love songs, Caetano is one of the most respected poets in the Portuguese language. Indeed he is one of only a handful of artists who has resolved how to be musically modern and still undeniably Brazilian. Tickets available online at Ticketmaster.com, at all Ticketmaster outlets including select Macy’s, The Beverly Center, La Curacao and Ritmo Latino stores. To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000. All dates, acts and ticket prices subject to change without notice. A service charge is added to each ticket price.
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