GILBERTO GIL: FOR ALL

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 8:00 pm
Bass Concert Hall
$10.00-60.00

Part of the 2012-2013 Texas Performing Arts Season

Presented in partnership with KUT’s Horizontes and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

ArtesAméricas performance

Multi-Grammy winning Latin superstar and social activist Gilberto Gil returns to Texas Performing Arts with a program that pays homage to baião music pioneer Luiz Gonzaga.

Baião fuses classic styles of European folk music with indigenous and African sounds. Acclaimed composer, accordionist, and singer Luiz Gonzaga, known as the “King of Baião,” was responsible for taking this music from rural Northeast Brazil to the rest of the country. Driven by the accordion, triangle, and a bass drum, baião forms the soundtrack for the Catholic June Festival and popular dances such as forró.

Gil and his band will reinvent old classics, and play new songs from the recently released album and live DVD Fé na Festa, all inspired by the baião sound.

“One of the world’s greatest songwriters.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES

Gilberto Gil turns Disney Hall into Brazilian Dance Hall – from Los Angeles Times


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