Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 8pm
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn
Co-presented with BAM
Music legend Tom Zé, the avant-garde conscience of Brazil’s 1960’s Tropicália movement, presents an evening of samba and bossa nova reimagined as only he can. A dauntless innovator whose records made beguiling experimental bedfellows of rock, folk, electronic music, and found sounds, Zé fell into obscurity until the 1990’s, when he was rediscovered and signed as the rst artist on David Byrne’s Luaka Bop label. At BAM, he resumes his place in Brazil’s musical firmament, exuberantly channeling the spirit of Salvador and São Paulo with new and old songs alike.
a thinker, an iconoclast, a mad scientist, a snappy pop artisan and one of the most serious jokesters in musical history -The New York Times
This concert is presented as part of WMI’s Masters of Brazilian Music Series.