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SOLD OUT: Bebel Gilberto
Bossa Nova Songstress
- Sunday, Jul 29, 2018
BOX OFFICE 612-332-5299
About Bebel Gilberto
With ethereal vocals and wistful, dreamy song writing, Bebel Gilberto is one of Brazil’s most popular artists. Bebel splits her time between Rio de Janeiro and New York City; she’s exquisitely synthesized musical influences from both cities in every track. Bebel’s sultry tonality is informed by the warm and playful Brazilian rhythms that include the berimbau, wood bongos and shakers. The gorgeous melodies are shaped by touches of electronica, and Bebel’s intimate vocals hint at a fantastical Rio de Janeiro.
Gilberto was born in New York to Brazilian music icons João Gilberto and Miúcha. Her musical education was her childhood in Brazil. She was surrounded by extended family including her uncle Chico Buarque and family friends like Milton Nacimento, Tom Jobim, Caetano Veloso, and João Donato; she made her first recording at age 7.
Bebel’s life-long eclectic musical tastes are made palpable when experiencing her music. In addition to living and breathing all types of Brazilian musical styles as a child, she was exposed to the greats, from Debussy to Prince; Michel Legrand to Billie Holliday; Bjork to Gershwin. Also evident is her love for North American soul; she discovered Donna Summer, Earth Wind and Fire, and Michael Jackson on the dance floor as a budding teenager.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“ambitiously eclectic… charming, gently romantic” – Guardian
“Gilberto, whose singing is as cool and mild as a low tide on a summer afternoon” – Oregon Live
“positively tropical… absolutely gorgeous” – Albany Times Union