Moreno Veloso – son of Tropicalismo creator, poet and social conscience Caetano Veloso – weds the traditional sounds of samba and bossa nova to the modern bleeps and beats of electronica on his debut album, Music Typewriter.

Virginia Rodrigues won great praise with her 1998 debut, Sol Negro, and is winning more accolades with Nós, her tribute to the history of the Carnival music of her native state of Bahia.

Each singer will perform some solo dates and they will appear together at five of the 10 clubs and theatres scheduled thus far.

The tour launches March 20 with Veloso in Los Angeles, followed by another solo performance in Chicago. Rodrigues will appear solo in Beaver Creek, Colo.; Denver and San Francisco.

The two singers will have joint appearances in New York City; Boston; San Rafael, Calif.; Seattle and Washington, D.C.

Though the 28-year-old Veloso has been performing and touring for years with his father and others, he put off recording his first album in order to develop his other talent – in physics. He wrote and arranged much of the disc while completing his doctorate degree at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

He had some powerful help in the studio, with Andreas Levin (Los Amigos Invisibles, David Byrne, Arto Lindsay) co-producing.