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Gilberto Gil turns 80 and celebrates it with a tour of Europe

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Legendary Brazilian singer and composer Gilberto Gil celebrates his 80th birthday this Sunday, the date he also kicks off a new concert tour of Europe, where he will share the stage with his family, from children to grandchildren. Till they carry music in their blood. The vein of the Ashtadhyayi artist.

The tour, which begins this Sunday in the German city of Timmendorfer Strand and includes one African country (Morocco), will feature concerts in Denmark, Italy, Slovenia, France, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium and Great Britain, where It will conclude in Wiltshire on 31 July.

Gilberto Gil was born on 26 June 1942 in Foto Telam.

Gilberto Gil was born on 26 June 1942 in Foto Telam.

World famous for songs like Aquele Abraço, Toda Menina Baiana, Highlights, Calice, Refazenda, Domingo no parque You for innovationThe Brazilian singer-songwriter has sold nearly 4 million copies of his nearly 60 albums and received nine Grammy Awards during his artistic career.

combined by music

In addition to being a symbol of Tropicalism and Brazilian Popular Music (MPB), Gilberto Gil reaffirmed himself as a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and for this reason the greatest celebration of life for him, shared with him. being able to. His passion for family music.

Four of their eight children—Nara, Preeta, Bem and José—are part of the band that will perform on the tour, which is also attended by their grandchildren Joo, Pedro, Lucas, Gabriel, Francisco and Flor, while his wife and others Members help the family in producing and staging the show.

Gilberto Gil at an event hosted by Google in Sao Paulo last week.  Photo: Reuters.

Gilberto Gil at an event hosted by Google in Sao Paulo last week. Photo: Reuters.

For this reason, “Nós, a gente”, as this new tour of the artist in Europe is called, is another way to celebrate 80 years of an artist experiencing the energy and passion for his work. does.

This musical clan can get to know more closely in the documentary series At home with Gilles, It’s also made to commemorate the singer-songwriter’s anniversary, and airs this Friday on Amazone Prime.

a reality that inspires

Gilberto Gil in his swearing in as minister to Lula da Silva.

Gilberto Gil in his swearing in as minister to Lula da Silva.

And it is that this versatile musician, who was Minister of Culture in the government of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva between 2003 and 2008 and who is a staunch defender of human and environmental rights, writes and composes songs based on his reality and that of the day. For the day living in Brazil.

hug himFrom 1969, his most recognizable hit emerged as a farewell anthem for the artist when, along with his friend and fellow musician Caetano Veloso, he was forced to leave the country due to the dictatorship that ruled Brazil between 1964 and 1985. was forced to ,

Gilberto Gil at the famous Montreux Jazz Festival.  Photo: AFP

Gilberto Gil at the famous Montreux Jazz Festival. Photo: AFP

afforestation2021, for its part, was born as a call to keep the Amazon standing, following the massive devastation of the wilderness in recent years.

In their music, a mix of traditional Brazilian rhythms such as samba and bossa nova with rock stands out, and their melodies often feature sounds and sounds resembling the sounds of nature.

His main works are collected in the book all lettersA 1996 text with which the artist came to be considered a writer by the Brazilian Academy of Letters, bringing together the “immortals” of the country’s literature, and where today he is one of its illustrious members.

There will be a new edition of the book for the artist’s 80th birthday this year and it is part of a deck of memorials being organized for the commemorative date, which includes a massive digital museum that describes his career with images, documents and videos. does. Possible reunion of Doces Barbaros.

Gilberto Gil lives in 2004.  Photo: EFE.

Gilberto Gil lives in 2004. Photo: EFE.

The group, composed of Gil, María Bethania, Gal Costa and Caetano Veloso, was born in 1976 with the aim of embarking on a Brazilian concert tour, each achieving ten years of success in their professional careers. ,

The news of a possible reunion of the group has already aroused the interest of fans, who hope that a new tour for these four greats of Brazilian music will become a reality.

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