October 21, 2012. 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
For nearly 50 years, Gilberto Gil has invented, innovated and reprocessed music in Brazil. From the young bossa-nova musician, to the musical groundbreaker of the Tropicalia era, to the artist who made a perfect marriage between Brazil and Jamaican reggae, to the pop star who embraced rock and electronica, Gil’s music has encompassed everything from baião and samba to MPB, reggae, afoxé, and axé.
His strength lies in his compositions, voice and guitar mastery. He has been awarded several Grammy awards and other major honors for a career that continues to flourish. Gil’s years of activism came to a pinnacle when he was named Brazil’s Minister of Culture in 2003, where he helped moved Brazilian culture into even greater international prominence. This fall, Gil is co-curating “Voices of Latin America” series at New York’s Carnegie Hall. He celebrates his 70th birthday this year. Gilberto Gil has been an important part of the Rhythm Foundation’s history. They have presented his captivating performances many times, including our inaugural season in 1988.
The Rhythm Foundation at New World Center
500 17th Street
Miami Beach, FL