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Tropicalia by Marcelo Machado on Mr Bongo

Another very exciting announcement for us here at Mr Bongo...

We will be releasing Marcelo Machado's Tropicalia in cinema's across UK and Ireland in May of this year. Tropicalia features rare footage of Brazilian music legends Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Os Mutantes, Gal Costa and Tom Zé as it explores a revolution animated by music and art.  The theatrical release will be followed by DVD and BluRay in the Autumn along with the accompanying soundtrack on CD and vinyl.

“It's hard to find the right word...to describe it. It's indescribable. It's like trying to describe molecules. Why doesn't my arm dissolve itself, or disappear? Who ties it all together? I'm a walking miracle. We are. How can these molecules and atoms stick here together? Why don't they dissolve and fly off? What's the glue that holds them together? What glue connected all those people?”  Sérgio Dias Baptista of ‘Os Mutantes’

More news to follow but in the mean time check out the trailer:

Please contact us if you are interested in screening the film.

** UPDATE **

Launch date is now confirmed at London's Rich Mix and at the Star & Shadow in Newcastle, both on Sunday 7th July