Gilberto Gil en concert le 28 Juillet au festival de Contis plage

Gilberto Gil le 28 Juillet au festival de Contis-Plage


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[[Image:Brazil.GilbertoGil.01.jpg|thumb|right|250px|The minister sets the rhythm for Brazil's culture policy]] '''Gilberto Gil''' (born [[June 26]], [[1942]]) is a [[Brazil]]ian singer, guitarist and songwriter, and the country's current Minister of Culture. Gil is best known for his late 1960s [[tropicalismo]] recordings, including "Roda", "Lunik 9", and "Domingo No Parque", the latter of which bears striking similarities to "A Day in the Life" by [[the Beatles]]. [[Elis Regina]] recorded many of his songs. He began his career as a [[bossa nova]] musician, but soon began writing songs that reflected a new focus on political awareness and social activism, along with fellow singer [[Caetano Veloso]]. In the 1970s, Gil added new elements of African and North American music to his already broad palette, and continued to release a steady stream of albums, including ''Realce'' and ''Refazenda.'' [[João Gilberto]] recorded Gil's "Eu Vim Da Bahia" ("I Came from Bahia") on his classic ''João Gilberto'' LP. In 1969, Gil and Veloso, whose status in Brazil was, and is, equivalent to that of [[John Lennon]] and [[Paul McCartney]] in the English-speaking world, were arrested by the military government of Brazil for anti-government activities. Upon their release, the pair both moved to [[London]]. Gil began playing with groups like [[Yes (band)|Yes]], [[Pink Floyd]] and the [[Incredible String Band]], while continuing his solo career. In the 1970s, he toured the [[United States|US]] and recorded an English-language album. He worked with [[Jimmy Cliff]] and released in 1980 a [[cover version|cover]] of "No Woman, No Cry" ([[Bob Marley|Bob Marley & the Wailers]]) that was a massive hit and introduced [[reggae]] to Brazil. Gil continued recording, performing and involving himself in various social causes, and was eventually elected to office in [[Salvador, Brazil|Salvador]], his hometown, in the early 1990s. His 1993 album with Caetano Veloso, ''Tropicália 2,'' featured a cover of a [[Jimi Hendrix]] song, "Wait Until Tomorrow", and is regarded as one of his finest efforts since the late 1960s. When President [[Luís Inácio Lula da Silva|Lula da Silva]] took office in [[January 2003]], he chose Gil to serve as Brazil's new Minister of Culture. During Ministry, Gil created along with [[Creative Commons]] the [[Sampling License]] which allows musicians to permit collages of his works. He released his songs ''Refazenda'', [[Rebento]] and [[Refavela]] in sampling license. ==External links== *[ Gilberto Gil official site] *[ Curriculum Vitae] *[ Gilberto Gil: Cultivator Of The Spirit] *[ Gilberto Gil] *[ Wired Mag - We Pledge Allegiance to the Penguin] [[da:Gilberto Gil]] [[de:Gilberto Gil]] [[es:Gilberto Gil]] [[eo:Gilberto GIL]] [[fr:Gilberto Gil]] [[pt:Gilberto Gil]] [[sv:Gilberto Gil]] [[Category:1942 births|Gil, Gilberto]] [[Category:Brazilian politicians|Gil, Gilberto]] [[Category:Brazilian musicians|Gil, Gilberto]] [[Category:Brazilian singers|Gil, Gilberto]]