Live Video: Os Mutantes

photo by Mike Emigh

“One of my dreams is about to come true,” DJ Derek Mazzone said, introducing the psychedelic Brazilian rock band Os Mutantes before their performance live on KEXP’s Wo’Pop. The band, part of the Tropicália artistic movement that bridged popular culture with the avant-garde in the 1960s in Brazil, combines Brazilian and African rhythms with rock and roll. Os Mutantes, which took a hiatus in the 1970s all the way until the 2000s, played a set that included music from their new album, Fool Metal Jack. Their lyrics are metaphysical, their rhythms powerful and pushing. The band’s message of freedom garnered the attention of suppressive government forces and, from early on, they learned to be careful of censorship and oppression. “We were part of the totally radical things that were happening in the 60s,” said lead-singer Sérgio Dias Baptista. Now, Os Mutantes find themselves reunited and headed for a (mostly east coast) U.S. tour in November. Watch their KEXP in-studio performance here:

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