Donnerstag, 5. Mai 2022

Gilberto Gil - Salvador 1962 - 1963

Gilberto Gil is a Brazilian singer, guitarist, and songwriter, known for both his musical innovation and his political commitment. From 2003 to 2008, he served as his country’s Minister of Culture in the administration of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. He was born June 26, 1942 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

A leader of Brazil's Tropicalia movement during the late 1960s along with artists Caetano Veloso, Marcos Valle, and Gal Costa, multi-instrumentalist Gilberto Gil mixed native styles like samba, MPB, and bossa nova with rock and folk instruments to become one of Brazil's, and the world's most celebrated singer/songwriters. Gil's career has spanned six decades, and he's had hits in each one.

During his years in his hometown Salvador, Gil encountered the music of songwriter Dorival Caymmi, who he says represented to him the "beach-oriented" samba music of Salvador. Gonzaga and Caymmi were Gil's formative influences. While in Salvador, Gil was introduced to many other styles of music, including American big band jazz and tango. In 1950 Gil moved back to Salvador with his family. It was there, while in high school, that he joined his first band, Os Desafinados ("The Out of Tunes"), in which he played accordion and vibraphone and sang. Os Desafinados was influenced by American rock and roll musicians like Elvis Presley, as well as singing groups from Rio de Janeiro. The band was active for two to three years. Soon afterwards, inspired by Brazilian musician João Gilberto, he settled on the guitar as his primary instrument and began to play bossa nova.


Povo Petroleiro
Coça Coça Lacerdinha
Serenata Do Teleco-Teco
Maria Tristeza
Vontade De Amar
Meu Luar, Minhas Canções
Amor De Carnaval (Decisão)
Vem, Colombina

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1 Kommentare:

buruno hat gesagt…

we unfortunately don't have a Ministry of Culture anymore, let alone someone with a strain of Gil's significance in the current government.

there's a video of him and Kofi Annan jamming at an UN Conference which shows how greater Brazil was back then. there's still hope for us this year, though!

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