Gilberto Gil

View from the Carnegie Hall Cheap Seats

See that speck of light down there, like 10 football fields away? That’s legendary Brazilian songwriting guitarist Gilberto Gil. In 1969, the military government arrested Gil and a singer compatriot for anti-state activities and subsequently ...

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Monday’s Hors d’Oeuvres

Since every blogger and their mother is at SXSW covering 3,000 bands you’ve never heard of, we figured we’d give you a SXSW-free edition of Hors: How a band can reach that fellate-able level Don’t Wakarusa ...

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Pullin’ ‘Tubes: Gil & Dubs Edition

I think everyone from Brazil has a “Gilberto” in their name somewhere. But my favorite Gilberto right now is the country’s current Minister of Culture, Gilberto Gil. Flash back 38 years, though, and you’ll read about ...

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