The Olympic fever is on. Everywhere you see people talking about the Summer Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil. When we speak of Brazil, two things stand out. One is football and the other is the great history of Brazilian music. Now, football is part of the Olympic Games and so is the music.
The opening ceremony:
The highlights of the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympic Games was the scintillating performance by three great musical ambassadors of Brazil, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, and the pop superstar Anitta.
The tryst with history:
Veteran music stars Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, despite being the greatest musicians produced by Brazil have not played together in Brazil for the last five decades. They had last performed in Brazil in the year 1968 before their exile to London.
Brazil was at that time under the military rule. These two musicians were the innovators of the Rio’s influential tropicalia movement. The army feared that their music could spark a revolution. Hence, they decided to banish them from the country.
Brazil is famous for its music and dance. Every move of a Brazilian would be in tune with the music. That is the reason they play such exotic football as well. Nimble footedness is a natural trait with the Brazilians. That, the Brazilian pop superstar Anitta would team up with the legendary musical duo at the opening ceremony is no surprise at all. She would prove the perfect foil to these great musicians.
Brazil could not have chosen a better occasion to celebrate. You should expect a country with as rich a musical heritage as Brazil to have some of the best musical performances to illuminate the stage on the occasion. The choice of musicians could never have been better. It is a tryst with history, that these two musicians are again part of the same stage on Brazilian soil. It is a different story that they have performed together on innumerable occasions outside Brazil since the fateful day of exile in 1974.
Anitta is the heartthrob of Brazil today with her performances. She is famous all over the world for her beautiful vocal skills. The Olympic opening ceremony performance catapulted her among the legends of music. Performing live with both Veloso and Gil on the same stage, a moment to cherish for all.