Cross It Off The List: Gilberto Gil in Concert

Monday, March 15, 2010 / Posted by PageOne /

Last night, we double-dated with Eric and Emily to Gilberto Gil's Acoustic (String) Trio at UNC's Memorial Hall.  Gilberto is arguably Brazil's most famous singer/songwriter. He has been recording for over 4 decades and co-founded the Tropicalia genre in the late sixties.

Initially, while excited, I was hesitant to get my hopes up.  Over the last 5 years, I've pulled from Mr. Gil's catalog again and again. I'd set a mental reference of how he should sound and (somehow) perform.  In the end, I was not disappointed in the least.  I'd honestly have to say that it was one of the best performances I've seen.  He sounded wonderful: sharp, both vocally and musically.  He exuded charisma and humility.  After the performance, Eric summed it up well, " That was amazing. It was one of those experiences where you knew how special it was as it was happening."

If you haven't heard Gilberto's music, make your way to your local music shop. Here's a sip from his 1971 album:

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Comment by Jason Baker on March 17, 2010

I'm jealous!

Comment by PageOne on March 19, 2010

Definitely a great show! He's got one coming up in L.A. I believe.

Comment by Jason Baker on March 19, 2010

He is actually playing in Scottsdale on March 21. Tickets are $35.

Comment by Coco on March 20, 2010

you should def go Baker. It was awesome.

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