Tag: Gilberto Gil

Jan 20 2016

Daniela Mercury: Vinil Virtual

Vinil Virtual

Making Her Statement The story of Daniela Mercury (Salvador, Bahia, 1965) is a complex one. The easy part is that she fell in love with dancing at a very young age. Her wish to be a vocalist was triggered when she was only 13 years old, after hearing the late great singer Elis Regina (1945-1982). …

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Nov 08 2014

Caymmi Centenário


The Immortality of Dorival Caymmi How special can it get: an album that opens with the voices of Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and Chico Buarque. Something serious must be going on… It must have been since 1995 when the three star vocalists were joined together. It was on stage during a memorable New Year’s Eve …

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May 05 2014

Gilberto Gil: Concerto de Cordas & Máquinas de Ritmo

Concerto de Cordas

Gilberto Gil’s party It must have been a magnificent party, there in Rio de Janeiro. Gilberto Gil celebrated his 70th birthday and the 50th year of his impressive career. The festivities took place at the historical Theatro Municipal, a landmark building that since its inauguration in 1909, majestically dominates the Cinelândia district in Rio. Gilberto …

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Jan 30 2014

Gilberto Gil’s Upcoming Album in 2014

Gilberto Gil

Targeted for the first half of 2014, Gilbertos will be the next release by Gilberto Gil. The album is being produced by Bem Gil and Moreno Veloso and will focus on João Gilberto‘s repertoire. Details about the repertoire are still undisclosed, but MB will keep you posted as we find out more about this promising upcoming release.

Dec 03 2010

Um Natal Brasileiro

Um Natal Brasileiro

Um Natal Brasileiro (A Brazilian Christmas)     Here are the songs played in the podcast. Introduction: Poesia e Amor – Cristina Braga Feliz Natal – Clássicos Natalinos em Harpa (Visom VICD 00097, 1997) Natal das Crianças – Simone 25 de Dezembro (Mercury PolyGram M528948 – 2, 1995) Recadinho de Papel Noel – Carmen Miranda Feliz …

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Feb 05 2010

Maira Bethânia: Encanteria


With Devotion   In Brazil many occasions are coloured by music. It’s how the art form easily finds its way to all layers of the Brazilian society. It’s also why tradition always takes a prominent role in the music scene of the country. Singer Maria Bethânia is without questioning the best known representative of this …

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Jul 24 2008

Gilberto Gil: Banda Larga Cordel

Banda Larga Cordel

On-Line With Expectations   It has been a while since Gilberto Passos Gil Moreira (Salvador de Bahia, 1942) showed up with a studio album (Quanta, 1997). Of course, the past five years he was enthusiastically busy with his job as Brazil’s Minister of Culture. But he also suffered from problems with his vocal cords; a …

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Sep 25 2004

Ivete Sangalo: MTV Ao Vivo

MTV Ao Vivo

Celebrating 10 Years of Success   “Ivete, Ivetinha, você é a rainha da Bahia”; Ivete, you’re the queen of Bahia. A declaration of affection that starts to make sense while listening to this lively concert registration. In her own infectious way, Ivete Sangalo easily steals the hearts of 80,000 enthusiast fans, present at the Octávio …

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Feb 24 2004

Gilberto Gil: Quanta


Musical Innovation   Along with Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil is responsible for one of the most significant musical movements in Brazil. Tropicalismo, as this movement was known, started in the late 60’s. Tropicalismo brought several foreign elements to Brazilian music. No longer would songs be performed with acoustic guitar only; the electric guitar became a …

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Aug 05 2003

Maria Bethânia: Cânticos, Preces, Súplicas à Senhora dos Jardins do Céu

Cânticos, Preces, Súplicas

Contemplative   Originally recorded in 2000 as a limited release for a fundraising effort to the Nossa Senhora da Purificação church, Cânticos, Preces, Súplicas à Senhora dos Jardins do Céu is both typically Maria Bethânia and different from anything she has ever done commercially. It is typical because Bethânia’s performances carry the usual charisma and …

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