March 20, 2010 |
For the Brazilian musical idol Gilberto Gil, the cultural always is the political -- and vice versa. It has been that way since the 1960s, when Gil and several artistic comrades were imprisoned and driven into London exile by Brazil's ruling military junta. Ostensibly, Gil and his colleagues, including Caetano Veloso , were guilty of stirring up the populace with a genre-shattering, socially alert, Afro-rock hybrid called tropicalismo . It was indeed a radical act in a country that takes music (and soccer)
September 10, 2007 |
Seven songs into her seductive set Saturday at Avalon Hollywood, Brazilian singer-songwriter Bebel Gilberto eased herself into a Space Age stool made of clear acrylic. She sat sideways in the chair, putting her feet up on some sound equipment, leaning back and letting her flowing, curly hair cascade over the other side. The lights dimmed, and for a moment it seemed like she was just taking a breather from her lively, often festive performance.
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April 17, 2007 |
An 18-year-old member of a self-styled Murrieta "fight club" who prosecutors said graduated from backyard brawls to armed burglaries, robberies and assaults was sentenced Monday to more than six years in state prison. Gilberto Cuevas of Murrieta pleaded guilty to grand theft, steroid possession, burglary and receiving stolen property and admitted to being involved in a gang, prosecutors said. Riverside County Superior Court Judge Judith C. Clark handed down the 76-month term.
March 27, 2007 |
Brazilian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Gilberto Gil is so revered by his countrymen that, in 1992, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva appointed him minister of culture -- a position he holds to this day. Saturday's solo performance at Royce Hall was a rare opportunity to hear the icon's most renowned songs performed with voice and acoustic guitar, re-creating the recently released compilation disc "Gil Luminoso."
December 4, 2004 |
The former leader of the Cali drug cartel was put on a plane bound for Miami late Friday, becoming the most powerful Colombian trafficker extradited to the United States. Helmeted police armed with assault rifles escorted the handcuffed Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela, 65, to the U.S. plane at a military airfield on the edge of Bogota, the Colombian capital.
June 27, 2004 |
Good genes are unquestionably a factor in the singing of Bebel Gilberto, the daughter of the great bossa nova singer-guitarist Joao Gilberto. "Bebel Gilberto" (Six Degrees) is her second album, following 2000's well-received "Tanto Tempo" as well as a remixed version released a year later. The younger Gilberto's material often differs from the floating bossa nova rhythms that her father was instrumental in creating.