In the mid-twentieth century, Brazil underwent significant development that was reflected in the construction of iconic buildings such as the São Paulo Museum of Art (designed by Lina Bo Bardi in 1958) and the new capital of the country, Brasilia (construction of which commenced in 1956 on plans by Lúcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer). At the same time, the 1950s gave rise to genres such as the bossa nova, a poetic and musical expression of a refined middle class, a cross between samba and jazz y that would have wide international repercussions. A decade later the tropical movement emerged at the height of a dictatorship, inspired by Caetano Veloso and with a refreshing and renegade spirit. Less known abroad, Tropicália combines elements as diverse as bossa nova, rock and fado.
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