Caetano Veloso is called theBob Dylanof Brazil; it may be Dylan who's flattered there. At 67, Veloso continues to make music with the grace of a poet and the ebullience of a kid. In recent years his sound has been reinvigorated by the sharp edges of his son Moreno, who coproduced Zii e Zie (Uncles and Aunts). But the jagged rock and funk flair never buries Veloso's deep roots in samba andbossa nova. You won't hear a more stirringly beautiful postpunk tune than the opening "Perdeu."

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