Caetano Veloso Panel Discussion

Monday, April 15, 2019, 6:45pm

The Mansion


Caetano Veloso Preconcert Panel Discussion
What’s Old is New Again
Caetano Veloso Speaking Out

6:45–7:30pm in the Mansion

“I want my music, my presence, to be a permanent resistance to whatever anti-democratic feature may come out of a probable Bolsonaro government.”

Caetano Veloso wrote these words in an op-ed in The New York Times in October 2018, just before the far-right Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil. It’s been 50 years since Veloso first spoke out against tyranny. At the time, his artistic collaborative, Tropicalismo, was considered a threat to Brazil’s military dictatorship and Veloso was jailed and exiled. He lived in London for two years before returning home and rising to become the beloved musical icon he is today.

Veloso’s concert at Strathmore is an intimate acoustic show with his sons. His identity as a joyous music-maker and loving father coexists with his ongoing commitment to speak out for democracy. Join us to explore this legendary artist’s many facets and his relationship with his country over the decades in this panel discussion.

Caetano Veloso

Seating is limited and advance registration is highly recommended.

Access to the preconcert panel discussion is free with a concert ticket. Please be sure to have your concert ticket with you when checking in. Seats will be available for pre-registrants only until 6:35pm, at which point remaining seats will be released to those in the standby line.


Narlan Teixeira, PhD
Dr. Teixeira is an adjunct lecturer at the George Washington University and an internationally recognized scholar and poet. His PhD thesis, for which he was awarded the Jorge Paulo Lemann Fellowship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, explored the genesis of post-modernism and the Tropicalia movement in Brazil.

Cissa Paz
Singer-songwriter Cissa Paz has made a name for herself in Washington, DC as an eclectic performer influenced by the local jazz sounds and her Brazilian African-Indigenous background.



This event is part of Strathmore’s Windows series of performances and accompanying programs. 
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