Thursday, August 11, 2016
Caetano Veloso Makes President Obama's summer playlist
Caetano Veloso, who recently helped usher in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in an Opening Ceremony performance with Gilberto Gil and Anitta, has made President Barack Obama's 2016 Summer Playlist. Veloso's live performance of the song "Cucurrucucú Paloma" from his 2003 Nonesuch release The Best of Caetano Veloso, can be heard on the Nighttime side of the President's new playlist on Spotify. (Veloso memorably performed the song on Pedro Almodovar's 2002 film Talk to Her.) President Obama's inaugural Summer Playlist, released last year, included the title track to Lianne La Havas's album Is Your Love Big Enough?.
"President Obama is once again sharing his summer picks—an eclectic mix of hand-selected tracks on two lists that take listeners from day to night," says The White House. "The vacation playlists feature legendary songs from Prince and Aretha Franklin, some more recent tracks from hip hop artists like Common and Chance the Rapper and the musical styles of Manu Chao and Caetano Veloso."