Gilberto Gil

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LA story

Ask people around here why they'd never move to LA and "the traffic" will reliably top the list. That sure sounds reasonable, but check it out: by not languishing in belching cars and rotting the sky for hours at a time, by not submitting to the forced
Little Joy's journey starts at home
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  June 19, 2009

Gal Costa

The Brazilian tropicália movement had it bad for the Beatles.
Gal | Dusty Groove America
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  June 09, 2008

Sam Yahel Trio

Sam Yahel’s expressive approach to the Hammond B3 organ has made him one of the most sought-after sidemen in jazz.
Truth and Beauty | Origin
By ADAM GOLD  |  June 27, 2007

Benni Hemm Hemm

The language of twee-dom knows no borders.
Kajak | Morr Music
By DAVID DAY  |  June 26, 2007

The Singing Statesman

It’s hard to imagine a better setting for a two-hour solo performance by one of Brazil’s greatest singer-songwriters.
Gilberto Gil, Zeiterion Theatre, March 21, 2007
By DAMON KRUKOWSKI  |  March 27, 2007

From Rio to Austin to Boston

Carnaval Brasileiro isn't a concert — it's a bacchanal, a dance party that surpasses the lunk-headed debauchery of New Orleans Mardi Gras and is more in the spirit of Rio.
Carnaval Brasileiro comes north
By JON GARELICK  |  February 16, 2006