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Esplanade Presents | Mosaic Music Series Gilberto Gil Aquele Abraço Tour

02 Oct 2024 (Wed)

$48.00 - $120.00

Esplanade Presents | Mosaic Music Series Gilberto Gil Aquele Abraço Tour

02 Oct 2024 (Wed)
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There’s no way to overstate the impact that Gilberto Gil has had on Brazil’s arts and cultural landscape. A name synonymous with Brazilian music, the songwriting icon and performer is one of the most celebrated artists today, with a career spanning over six decades, millions of fans around the world, nine GRAMMY awards and over 60 recorded albums. Now, at age 82, Gil embarks on a farewell tour that celebrates the joy and beauty of music, community and a life well-lived, accompanied by fellow musicians and treasured family members.

Gil started playing music as a child, first picking up the accordion in the ‘50s inspired by the likes of Luiz Gonzaga. With the arrival of João Gilberto and the rising prominence of bossa nova, Gil traded the accordion for the guitar and has been coaxing and nurturing fluid melodies from the instrument ever since. In the ‘60s, he met fellow composer and singer Caetano Veloso, and the duo went on to become key figures in música popular brasileira and the tropicália movement of the era. Gil’s music is characterised by his immense versatility, an eclectic amalgamation of musical styles ranging across bossa nova, psychedelia, jazz, rock, samba, reggae, disco, and more. The content of his songs also reflects his deep engagement with the socio-political landscape of his country—which manifested in his social activism and political career, as well as a stint as Brazil’s Minister of Culture.

An incredibly prolific musician, Gil has recorded and released more than 60 albums over his career, with notable highlights such as Expresso 2222 (1972), Realce (1979), the GRAMMY-award winning Quanta Live (1999) and As Canções De Eu, Tu, Eles (2001). He has also been part of notable collaborative albums such as Tropicália: ou Panis et Circencis (1968, with Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, Os Mutantes) and Brasil (1981, João Gilberto album featuring Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and Maria Bethânia). In 2003, he was named Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year and in 2005 was awarded the Polar Music Prize in Sweden.

A musical encapsulation of Gil’s lifelong commitment to music and Brazilian culture, this concert is the last chance for fans to hear favourites such as Andar com fé and Aquele Abraço live. A show not to be missed!

Gilberto Gil​​​​ • Artist/Vocals/Guitar
Bem Gil ​​​​• Vocals/Guitar/Bass
Jose Gil​​​​ • Vocals/Drums
João Gil​​​​ • Vocals/Guitar/Bass
Flor Gil​​​​ • Vocals/Keyboard

Tickets & Prices
Wed, 2 Oct 2024, 8pm

Admission Rules of Esplanade:
Rating/Age Limit
- Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.
- Infants in arms or children below the age of 6 shall not be admitted.
- Children aged 6 years and above must purchase ticket for admission.

Late Seating Advisory
- You are strongly advised to be seated before the performance start time.
- Latecomers will be admitted during suitable breaks, if any.
- Exceptions may be made at Esplanade's discretion depending on the nature of the performance.

Photography/Video Recording Rules
- No unauthorised photography, video and audio recording is allowed for this event.
- Please note that photographs and videos of patrons may be taken at this event for use in our archival and publicity material.

Help Us Keep Everyone Safe
- Strictly no food & beverage allowed in the performance venues.
- Stay at home if you're unwell.

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Event Details Opening hours:
  • 02 Oct 2024 : 20:00 - 21:30
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