For over 35 years, Grammy Award-winner Caetano Veloso has been a major musical, social, and cultural force in Brazil.
The New York Times calls him “one of the greatest songwriters of the century.” Veloso’s latest project is a collaboration with his sons: Moreno, Zeca, and Tom. This legendary lineage performs an intimate, acoustic concert full of their favorite songs like “Um Canto de Afoxé Para o Bloco do Ilê,” and your favorite songs of Veloso’s like “Cucurrucucu Paloma,” “Sozinho,” and more.
Veloso first became known for his participation in the Brazilian musical movement Tropicalismo, which encompassed theatre, poetry, and music in the 1960s.
Veloso is excited to share the stage with his sons, saying, “It’s an intimate concert, born from my will of being happy. Having kids was the most important thing that happened in my adulthood.”
In 1969 the Brazilian government viewed Veloso’s music and political action as threatening, and he was arrested, along with fellow musician Gilberto Gil. The two were exiled from Brazil, and went to London, where they lived for two years.
For full parking information and directions, please visit www.strathmore.org/your-visit/directions-and-parking.
Parking is in the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Garage off Tuckerman Lane for public, ticketed Music Center performances (complimentary) and for other Music Center events, Education Center events, Free Summer Outdoor Concerts, and special events ($5.10, payable by SmarTrip or credit card). Parking is in the Mansion lot off Rockville Pike for ticket office purchases (free, 15-minutes) and events and exhibitions in the Mansion and Backyard Theater (free) on a space-available basis.
Limited short-term parking also is available at specially marked meters along Tuckerman Lane, which do not require payment after 7pm. Strathmore is Metro-accessible at Grosvenor-Strathmore Station on the Red Line.