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Friday April 05, 2019

From The Mercury News

Music icon Caetano Veloso and sons come to Oakland to sing against oppression
By: Andrew Gilbert

Touring for the first time with his sons, Veloso shares the stage with Moreno, Zeca, and Tom Veloso, reprising an expansive program documented on the lovely 2018 live album “Ofertório” (Verve), including “Um canto de afoxé para o Bloco do Ile.” Drawn from various chapters of Veloso’s five-decade-plus career, the songs reveal an artist who has never stopped evolving.

While Caetano wrote the bulk of the tunes, he also leaves plenty of room for his progeny. Most memorably, Zeca, 27, contributes the song “Todo Homem” (Every Man), which is delivered in a gorgeous falsetto by Tom. Moreno, 46, is, not surprisingly, the best known of the younger Velosos. He released his acclaimed debut album in 2000, “Máquina de Escrever Música” (Music Typewriter), a stripped down project that features his vocals, which sound uncannily like his father’s sensuous tenor croon.

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