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Wednesday April 03, 2019

From CBS SF BayArea

Brazilian Legend Brings Family Band To Oakland’s Paramount
By: Dave Pehling

A living legend of Brazilian music returns to the Bay Area this week when Caetano Veloso headlines Oakland’s Paramount Theatre on Friday with a band made up of the famed singer/songwriter’s sons for a concert presented by SFJAZZ. The extraordinary songwriter has enjoyed a remarkably adventurous career that spans five decades since he first emerged on the scene in Bahia in the late 1960s. Veloso was a university student when he started taking guitar lessons from rising star and frequent future collaborator Gilberto Gil (who was already making regular appearances on local television as a songwriter and performer.

[…] On his current tour, Veloso is joined by his three sons – Moreno, Tom and Zeca – to perform gems from the songwriter’s catalog and new material as heard on Ofertório (Au Vivo), a new live recording and DVD released on Universal Music last year. Spotlighting both Caetano’s incredible body of work and the remarkable musical talents of his projeny (who share or take the lead on vocals for many of the songs), the artist’s latest collection stands as another creative triumph. With Bay Area live appearances by the 76-year-old Veloso becoming increasingly rare, music fans of all stripes should make every effort to experience the magic the Brazilian music icon brings to the stage.

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