Antropofagismo was one of Brazil’s first modern artistic and poetic movements. Its manifesto, written by Oswald De Andrade in 1928 argues how Brazil’s greatest cultural strength is cannibalizing other cultures to make them their own. Tropicalia, in the late 60s was its natural evolution. Largely a musical movement, it fused Brazilian music, African rhythms and Western Rock n’Roll to criticize the military dictatorship Brazil was under. Figureheads in the movement were Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso and Os Mutantes, who perfectly fused Brazilian sunshine with the far-out electric sounds of late 60s.
Boogarins continue this Brazilian tradition and take the best of what music had to offer in the last 50 years and make it their own. Their debut album As Plantas Que Curam is a gentle psychedelic pop whirlwind that references everyone from Syd Barrett to early Tame Impala, but always manages to keep its uniquely Brazilian identity.
On Infinu you can smell flowers blowing in the wind by a lake in the woods at sunset.The comforting, yet haunting melodies introduce you to one of those mysterious nights you wish would never end, where you chase fireflies into the unknown, only to be kissed by the warmth of the sun at dawn.
Get lost in Infinu below and go get As Plantas Que Curam, out on Other Music, here.