Gilberto Gil’s memorable career spans four decades with over 30 albums released, multiple Grammy Awards won, six gold records, four platinum singles, and more than five million records sold! Gilberto Gil’s career began with the accordion in the '50s, then the guitar, then the electric guitar, which harbors the particular harmonies of his work to this day.
As a singer, guitarist, composer, and diplomat, Gil plays a key role in the modernization of Brazilian popular music and culture throughout the world. Gil has tackled a wide variety of issues in his lyrics, pertinent to modern reality; from social inequality to the racial question, from African to Asian culture, among others. The mastery with which Gil explores these subjects makes him one of the greatest Brazilian lyricists to date.
Gil’s new album, Gilbertos Samba, is a reinterpretation of old classics recorded by João Gilberto and a variety of other gifted musicians. It is a collection of songs taken from those he sang on his first albums.
Gilberto Gil – artist, guitar and vocals
Bem Gil – guitar, electric guitar and percussion
Domenico Lancellotti – drums, percussion and MPC
Mestrinho – accordion and percussion