Gilberto Gil
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1942-06-26
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Gilberto Gil

Gilberto Gil Biography (Wikipedia)

Gilberto Passos Gil Moreira (born 26 June 1942), better known as Gilberto Gil ( or), is a Brazilian singer, guitarist, and songwriter, known for both his musical innovation and political activism. From 2003 to 2008, he served as Brazil's Minister of Culture in the administration of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Gil's musical style incorporates an eclectic range of influences, including Rock music, Brazilian genres including samba, African music, and reggae.

Gil started to play music as a child and was still a teenager when he joined his first band. He began his career as a bossa nova musician, and then grew to write songs that reflected a focus on political awareness and social activism. He was a key figure in the Música popular brasileira and tropicália movements of the 1960s, alongside artists such as longtime collaborator Caetano Veloso. The Brazilian military regime that took power in 1964 saw both Gil and Veloso as a threat, and the two were held for nine months in 1969 before they were told to leave the country. Gil moved to London, but returned to Bahia in 1972 and continued his musical career, as well as working as a politician and environmental advocate.

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Toda Menina Baiana
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Toda Menina Baiana
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Roda
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Roda
Gilberto Gil
Palco
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Palco
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Palco (Jean Claude Gabriel Re-Edit)
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Palco (Jean Claude Gabriel Re-Edit)
Gilberto Gil
Expresso 2222
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Expresso 2222
Sivuca and Glorinha Gadelha / Dominguinhos and Gilberto Gil, São Paulo Jazz Symphony Orchestra & São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
Lamento Sertanejo / Feira De Mangaio
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Lamento Sertanejo / Feira De Mangaio

Lamento Sertanejo / Feira De Mangaio

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Sivuca and Glorinha Gadelha / Dominguinhos and Gilberto Gil
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Ele Falava Nisso Todo Dia
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Ele Falava Nisso Todo Dia
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Filhos de Gandhi
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Filhos de Gandhi
Gilberto Gil
Domingo No Parque
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Domingo No Parque
Gilberto Gil
Marginália II (Live)
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Marginália II (Live)
Caetano Veloso
As Camélias do Quilombo do Leblon (Live)
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As Camélias do Quilombo do Leblon (Live)
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Back in Bahia (Live)
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Back in Bahia (Live)
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Chiclete Com Banana
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Chiclete Com Banana
Gilberto Gil
Vontade de Amar
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Vontade de Amar
Gilberto Gil
Rancho da Rosa Encarnada
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Rancho da Rosa Encarnada
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A Moreninha
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A Moreninha
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Geleia Geral
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Geleia Geral
Gilberto Gil & Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil & Caetano Veloso
Toda Menina Baiana (Ao Vivo)
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Toda Menina Baiana (Ao Vivo)

Toda Menina Baiana (Ao Vivo)

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Gilberto Gil & Caetano Veloso
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Eu vim Da bahia
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Eu vim Da bahia
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So Quero Um Xodo
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So Quero Um Xodo
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Samba do Avião
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Samba do Avião
Gilberto Gil
Maracatu Atomico
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Maracatu Atomico
Gilberto Gil
Coraçoes a Mil
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Coraçoes a Mil
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Procissao
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Procissao
Gilberto Gil
Ciencia E Arte
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Ciencia E Arte
Gilberto Gil
Maco 2 (feat. Chico Science)
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Maco 2 (feat. Chico Science)
Gilberto Gil
Table Tennis Table
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Table Tennis Table
Gilberto Gil
Batmacumba
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Batmacumba
Gilberto Gil
Refavela
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Refavela
Gilberto Gil
Toda Menina Baiana (Ashley Beedle's Black Bahia Rework)
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Toda Menina Baiana (Ashley Beedle's Black Bahia Rework)
Gilberto Gil
Electronic Brain
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Electronic Brain
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