Gilberto Gil

Gilberto Gil

Gilberto Gil

Thursday, October 25, 7:30pm
at Paramount Theatre

Gilberto Gil
Forró Party! Series: Brilliance From Brazil  

Gilberto Gil

From musical revolutionary to international pop star to beloved statesman, Gilberto Gil has lived a life worthy of a Hollywood thriller. As a founding member of Brazil’s Tropicália movement, Gil and fellow Bahians Caetano Veloso and Gal Costa radically reinvented Brazilian popular music in the mid-60s by combining Beatlesque psychedelia, art rock and Brazil’s northeastern roots rhythms. Since returning to Brazil from his London exile in the early 1970s, Gil has held center stage as a charismatic performer, songwriter and interpreter of the music of Bob Marley. With several dozen standards to his credit, he has been interpreted by just about every major Brazilian artist of the past four decades. In recent years Gil once again found inspiration in the joyful, upbeat accordiondriven forró style of music and dance, starting with his soundtrack to the award-winning 2000 film Me You Them. After serving as Brazil’s Minister of Culture from 2003-2008, he went on to explore classics by forró heroes Luiz Gonzaga and Jackson do Pandeiro on his latest album, Fé Na Festa– Ao Vivo. Expect a party — and expect to dig deeply into Brazil’s musical heritage with one of the country’s major cultural icons.

Artist Personnel

Gilberto Gil vocals, guitar
Sergio Chiavazzoli guitar
Arthur Maia bass guitar
Nicholas Krassik violin, rabeca
Toninho Ferragutti accordion
Gustavo di Dalva percussion

Artist Website

"Mr. Gil’s music dances in the space between local and international, between home-grown tradition and global information. " — The New York Times
"Since he was mixing global ingredients as part of the Tropicalismo movement in the ‘60s, Gil has surfed the world while digging deep into Brazilian roots. " — JazzTimes

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