Both terms are used widely when referring to the movement and its legacy, therefore it is best to search both terms.
However, a useful distinction offered by Charles Perrone, is to reserve Tropicália for the years of the movement itself (1967-1972) and Tropicalismo as a more all-encompassing term.
Tropicália was a Brazilian cultural movement tied to literature, visual art and film, but centered in music. Tropicalistas fused elements of high and low culture, while combining Brazilian genres with international and avante-garde influences.
Despite its short lifespan, Tropicália had a profound and lasting impact on Brazilian society. Since various disciplines intersect when studying Tropicália and it's legacy, this guide offers a variety of library resources.
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