Gilberto Gil

Speech and concert

Thu, May 25, 2006
8 pm


Gilberto Gil, Copyright: Priscila Azul

Gilberto Gil, Brazil’s minister of culture, singer and composer, revolutionised Brazilian music in the 1960s. Traditional Bossa Nova with electric guitars, rock and pop: Tropicalismo was born.

The openness to international pop culture was also a manifestation of protest against the military dictatorship with its idea of “cultural purity”. Gil had to live in exile in London for two years. The man who now possess two Grammies has lost none of his openness: Stevie Wonder and Jimmy Cliff are just two of the people he has worked with. The “minister of music”—a legend—takes the stage.

Tickets: There is a limited number of free tickets for this concert available. These tickets will be available 25 May, 16h, at the ticket counter, House of World Cultures. More than 2 tickets per person or reservations will not be possible. For visitors who couldn't get concert tickets, the Gilberto Gil concert will be shown on big screen at the Foyer Futebol at the House of World Cultures.

Between 16h and 20h, during the opening of the ticket counter Brazilian music programme at the Foyer: with Samba de Roda de Nicinha with preview on their concert at the Ballroom the same evening, 19h Samba concert with Leticia Coura + Adriana Capparelli

An event within the framework of Focus Brazil IN TRANSIT 06.