Artist Focus: Caetano Veloso

Some artists leave a legacy that stretches far beyond a great single or a number 1 album.

Artist Focus is a new series hosted by the extended Melodic Distraction family that deep dives into the life and times of the musicians that have defined the sound of modern music. From the stone cold classics to the unearthed gems and forgotten B-sides, our community tribute an hour of music by a single artist that has had a notable impact on their life.

This week, Robbie Doyle has curated a show all about incredible Brazilian composer, Caetano Veloso.

A singer, guitarist, writer and activist, Veloso first became known as part of the Brazilian musical movement Tropicalismo in the 1960s. He has remained a renowned artist and composer ever since, having won nine Latin Grammy awards and two Grammys, and been named Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year in 2012.

This show focuses on Caetano’s early career; his transition from samba to tropicalia and his 2 year exile in London.