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UMS Performance. Gilbertos Samba: Gilberto Gil, vocals and guitar

Saturday, April 4, 2015
12:00 AM
Hill Auditorium

Sponsored by University Musical Society (UMS)

Gilberto Gil celebrates the music of the great João Gilberto in this “two Gilbertos” event. While in college studying business administration, Gil heard singer and guitarist João Gilberto on the radio and was immediately smitten; he bought a guitar and learned to play and sing bossa nova. An original founder of the Tropicália movement in Brazil in the late 1960s, Gil was exiled to London for his revolutionary role in conflating US and European rock music with Brazilian musical traditions. He is today recognized as a pioneer of world music. From musical revolutionary to international pop star to beloved statesman, Brazil’s former Minister of Culture returns to Ann Arbor with his romantic homage to the father of bossa nova.

Sponsored by the University Musical Society (UMS)