Tom Zé recently came to light via the Hot Chip DJ Kicks compilation. If you have it, it is the song the segues into My Piano. I knew the version on the comp had been reworked by Hot Chip so I was on a hunt for the original. Considering most of his work was originally release in the 60's and 70's it took a bit.
Luckily David Byrne discovered Tom Zé on a trip to Brasil in the 90's and re-released much of his work as a comp (Brasil Classics Vol. 4 is dedicated solely to Tom Zé) and found it.
Tom Zé was instrumental in the Tropicalia style of music BUT was also know for his experimental instrumentation and creative use of time signatures. Cademar is prime example.
"I don't make art, I make spoken and sung journalism."-- Tom ZéIn 2005, he released an album entitled Estudando o Pagode (Studying People), exploring the historical suppression of women
MP3: Cademar (original)
I have a sudden urge to go to Rio.