Posts Tagged: Caetano Veloso

Album of the Week: Sinkane’s Life & Livin’ It

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Take a musician born in London, raised for a time in Sudan, and relocated to Ohio at five years old. Have his parents make him listen to Bob Marley, and let him eventually discover great Afrobeat like William Onyeabor, and Pharoah Sanders’s legendary saxophone.

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“O Cinema Falado”

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Brazilian songwriter/musician Caetano Veloso had a quick foray into the world of filmmaking from which O Cinema Falado (or in English, “Talking Cinema”) was born.

UbuWeb’s got the experimental film in its entirety. The film’s got a ton of dialogue and undertones of “Cinema Novo,” the Brazilian cinematic movement of the 50’s and 60’s and “Cinema Marginal.” And it’s chock-full of literary references—monologues that go on for fifteen minute intervals, which is highly ambitious, but unfortunately for Veloso’s film-making career, not the stuff of box office hits.

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