• Tom Ze

On Sunday afternoon the Chicago Cultural Center presents a free screening of Tom Zé: Astronauta Libertado, Ígor Iglesias’s 2009 Spanish documentary about the singular Brazilian musician. The screening is timed to coincide with a couple of recent Zé releases from Luaka Bop: the first U.S. edition of his album Estudando a Bossa (issued in Brazil in 2008 by Biscoito Fino) and a three-LP box set called Studies of Tom Zé: Explaining Things So I Can Confuse You, which collects his “studies” of samba, pagode, and bossa nova.