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Alma Tropicália


Alma Tropicália is the only band this side of Rio re-imagining the psych-samba sounds of 60’s tropicália music from Brazil, a mind-bending mix of tropical rhythms, soulful funk grooves, and day-glo psychedelia that has quickly earned the young group ecstatic reviews and packed performances across the region. The band's daring lineup combines a masterful Brazilian jazz vocalist with the unhinged energy of a punk-bred backing band, playing a mix of originals and classic Brazilian psychedelic covers.

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Video 9/13/2013: Alma Tropicália

The D.C. group reimagines the psych-samba sounds of ’60s tropicália music from Brazil, with a mix of originals and Brazilian classics that feature mind-bending tropical rhythms and soulful funk grooves.

Alma Tropicalia