Tag Archives: Gilberto Gil

Final lap of the Olympics

He appeared at the opening ceremony in Rio, so I’m assuming he won’t be in tonight’s closing show too. But who needs an excuse to play some Gilberto Gil?  This is my favourite version of “Expresso 2222”, performed live with … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Rio de Janeiro

  450 today. Instead of cake,  some music: Eliane Elias meets Gilberto Gil.

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“Our carnival is over”

Poignant, beautiful, haunting. “Marcha da Quarta-Feira de Cinzas”, Vinicius de Moraes’s song for Ash Wednesday, posted on Twitter by Gilberto Gil. (There’s a translation of de Moraes’s lyrics here.)

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Brazil, Brazil

  In today’s Sunday Times [£], my list of 20 essential Brazilian songs, from João Gilberto to Carlinhos Brown, Maria Bethânia to Tom Zé. I’d assumed there’d be a feast of the country’s music on TV during the World Cup, but … Continue reading

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