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Gilberto Gil

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Bio

Gilberto Passos Gil Moreira (born 26 June 1942), known professionally as Gilberto Gil ( or ), is a Brazilian singer, guitarist, and songwriter, known for both his musical innovation and political activism.From 2003 to 2008, he served as Brazil's Minister of Culture in the administration of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.Gil's musical style incorporates an eclectic range of influences, including rock, Brazilian genres including samba, African music, and reggae.

Life & Career

Gil started to play music as a child and was a teenager when he joined his first band.He began his career as a bossa nova musician and grew to write songs that reflected a focus on political awareness and social activism. He was a key figure in the Música popular brasileira and tropicália movements of the 1960s, alongside artists such as longtime collaborator Caetano Veloso.The Brazilian military regime that took power in 1964 saw both Gil and Veloso as a threat, and the two were held for nine months in 1969 before they were told to leave the country.Gil moved to London, but returned to Bahia in 1972 and continued his musical career, as well as working as a politician and environmental advocate.He released Expresso 2222 the same year, from which two popular singles were released. n 1996, Gil contributed "Refazenda" to the AIDS-Benefit Album Red Hot + Rio produced by the Red Hot Organization. In 2010 he released the album Fé Na Festa, a record devoted to forró, a style of music from Brazil's northeast

Greatest Hits

Aquele Abraço - Gilberto Gil
O Pato - Gilbertos Samba
Esperando na Janela - As Canções de Eu Tu Eles

Achievements

As Canções De Eu, Tu, Eles - Brazilian Roots/Regional Album - Latin Grammy Award(2001)
Eletracústico - Best Contemporary World Music Album - Grammy Award(2005)

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Vento

Gilberto Gil, Feyjão
Released: 2024-04-26
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Released: 2022-06-24