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Gilberto Gil brings "forró" to Walt Disney Concert Hall this Tuesday, Oct. 23

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Gilberto Gil, widely known as the godfather of the Tropicália movement, is for sure one of the all-time greatest Brazilian musicians.

With over 50 albums, awards ranging from seven Grammys to the Polar Prize, and a strong social commitment in his lyrics, Gil was a natural choice to be Brazil’s Minister of Culture for five years (2003-08).

Gil makes his Walt Disney Concert Hall debut next Tuesday with a concert of the danceable, funky, folkloric rhythms from northeastern Brazil known as forró.

Forró is a type of country, party music from northeastern Brazil, fostered broadly by the late Luiz Gonzaga, aka, the “king of forró”.

Check out the video for a sample of what promises to be a great show.

Tickets are available here.



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