Legendary Brazilian singer, songwriter and guitarist Gilberto Gil makes a long awaited return to Vancouver in support of his latest album Gilbertos Samba, featuring the repertoire of João Gilberto.
It's not often audiences see a living legend, but Gilberto Gil definitely qualifies for the honour. During his long career, he has made over 50 albums in a variety of styles, and received multiple GRAMMY Awards, as well as the French Legion of Honour.
As a key participant in the '60s Brazilian Tropicália movement, he was jailed and forced into exile by the ruling military dictatorship. Ever since, Gil's musical career has developed side-by-side with a political life that has seen him acting as a UNESCO Artist for Peace and as Brazilian Minister of Culture.
Sunday, April 12, 2015 @ 7:00PM
Chan Shun Concert Hall
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
6265 Crescent Road
For more information and tickets please visit http://www.chancentre.com/our-season