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Even as he was preparing for a career in science, Moreno Veloso—whose father, Caetano, is the legendary samba master credited with establishing tropicália—continued to keep music in his life. Morena Veloso, who just happens to be working on a doctorate in physics, was invited to perform at the Museum of Modern Art in São Paulo a few years ago. And when he asked his friends Alexandre Kassin and Domenico Lancelloti to join him, Moreno Veloso +2 was born. The band’s debut album, Music Typewriter, is a blend of samba, bossa nova, electronica, and Brazilian pop music, all of which reflect Veloso’s diverse influences and his deep appreciation for the music of his homeland. He performs with Virgínia Rodrigues, another leader of contemporary Brazilian music, at 8 p.m. at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. $20-$30. (202) 994-6800. (Maori Karmael Holmes)