Caetano Veloso is easily one of the most influential figures in Brazilian music and his career which has spanned several decades has been very celebrated. However, it seems 2012, the year he turns 70, is the year in which his life and career will be celebrated, like never before. Early this year he was named the Latin Grammy personality of the year for 2012 and in October an album dedicated to him will be released.

A Tribute to Caetano Veloso

A Tribute to Caetano Veloso

A tribute to Caetano Veloso”  is an album in which both Brazilian and non-Brazilian artists perform their own version of Veloso’s song in their own distinct styles.  Big names in Brazilian music such as Seu Jorge and Ceu are featured on the album alongside non-Brazilian artists such as Beck. The American singer/songwriter’s cover of Veloso’s  “Michelangelo Antonioni” has been getting a lot of attention from the pop and rock community. It is an eerie cover which beck really put his own spin on.  The song can be heard below: