The Artist as Interpreter: Caetano Veloso at MLA 2016

Caetano Veloso
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Veloso at MLA 2016


The singer and songwriter is interviewed by Marjorie Perloff at the 2016 Modern Language Association Convention in Austin. He discusses his early encounters with American music, how he views his songs in relation to poetry, and his collaborations with the concrete poets of Brazil. 

A transcript of the interview, edited and augmented for clarity, appears in the Los Angeles Review of Books.

The interview was made possible by the support of the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas, Austin.

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