Tropicalism also had a very strong political side which even led to Veloso and Costa being arrested. They both left Brazil a year later, going in exile in London.
Veloso returned to Brazil in 1971, released an album and toured the world, from Israel and Africa to France and Portugal. His work was also recognised in the United States.
In the 1990s, he returned to recording in other languages, experimenting with Spanish and Italian lyrics. Veloso won several Latin Grammy Awards and was distinguished with the title Person of the Year by the Latin Recording Academy in 2012.
Last year, Veloso shared his profound admiration and support for Portugal's Eurovision contestant via Facebook, where he gathered over 2 million fans:
Currently, Veloso is touring with his three sons, Moreno, Zeca and Tom, in a show called Ofertório, debuting in Rio de Janeiro in October and reaching Europe this summer.