Global Village - 02.26.10 Sergio Mielniczenko
1. Nova Visual - Marcos Valle - The Best Of Marcos Valle (Carioca Soul) Farout Recordings
2. Torpedo - Ana Carolina- Nove - MCJ
3. Santa Bárbara - Maria Bethânia – Encanteria- Biscoito Fino
4. Son del Ayer - Rhythm Roots Alllstars
5. Kissing The Sky - Rogerio Jardim - Midraj 2 - Time To Change - Midraj Productions
5. J. City - Tyondai Braxton - Central Market - Warp Records
6. Open Up A Window - Sean Hayes - Run Wolves Run
7. Come to Me 2:49 Koop Koop Island (2006) - Atlantic
8. Don't look Down - The Big Pink - Domino
9. Ana Carolina & Esperanza Spalding -Traicao ao vivo multishow / 2009
10. O Rappa - Mar de gente - CD Perfil -
11. Apito no Samba - Various - Garrincha ‘Estrela Solitaria’ (The Lonely Star)
12. Younger (gulls remix) - Laura Gibson & Ethan Rose - Bridge Carols Bonus Remix!
13. Dan Black Symphonies (Duff's Deep Disco Remix)- Dan Black - Symphonies EP 320
14. Syncopated - Boy Eats Drum Machine Hoop + Wire
15. Swallow Me - Esthero - Breath From Another
16. The World Keeps Spinning (Featuring Chana) - Urban Legend Tropical - Techniques - Blend Lemon Music
17. A Ponta De Um Iceberg - Jay Vaquer - Alive In Brazil - Som Livre
Brazilian Nites Productions presents GILBERTO GIL: The String Concert featuring Jaques Morelenbaum & Bem Gil
Saturday, March 20 at 8:00 PM
Tickets: $78, $55, $45, $35
$17 student tickets available
Please call 310-825-2101 for tickets and discount information.
Click here for more information at www.BrazilianNites.com.
Gilberto Gil carries out a fundamental role in the constant modernization process of Brazilian popular music. Partaking of this scene for 41 years, he has developed one of the most relevant and renown careers as a singer, composer and guitar-player in this field. Gil has had his albums released abroad since 1978, the year of his successful performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival, in Switzerland, recorded live. Every year he tours Europe, North America, Latin America and Japan with his contagious pop music spoken in portuguese-brazilian and international language. A music with a strong rhythmic appeal and melodic richness, as mixed as its people.
Rhythms from the northeast of Brazil like the baiao, apart from samba and bossa-nova were fundamental in his formation. Using them as a starting point, Gil forged his own music to which he incorporated rock, reggae, funk and rhythms from Bahia such as afoxe. Gil has tackled a wide variety of issues in his lyrics, pertinent to modern reality: from social inequality to the racial question, from African to Oriental culture, from science to religion, among others. The mastership with which Gil explores these subjects makes him one of the greatest Brazilian composer-lyricists.
Gil's importance to the culture of his country goes back to the 60's, when he and Caetano Veloso created Tropicalism. Radically innovative in the music scene, the movement assimilated pop culture to national genres; deeply critical on political and moral levels, Tropicalism ended up being repressed by the authoritarian regime. Gil and Caetano were imprisoned and exiled. With 65 albums released, Gilberto Gil has 12 gold records, 5 platinum albums, 7 grammys and more than 4 million records sold.
For his unflinching creative engagement in bringing to the world the heart and soul of the rich music of Brazil, Gilberto Gil ha been honored by several entities and personalities has also received many prizes in Brazil and abroad as The Polar Prize in 2005. A unique musical ambassador powered by firm cultural conviction.
CAETANO VELOSO AT THE GREEK THEATER
TH. APRIL 15, 2010
“Caetano Veloso is one of the greatest songwriters of the century: a master melodist, a lyricist who merges surreal imagery with a sense of history and a sense of humor, a singer whose voice radiates tenderness and supple swing and a musician who connects to traditional music, pop and jazz from all over.”
—The New York Times
Caetano Veloso will open the award-winning Greek Theatre’s 2010 season on Thursday, April 15.
Caetano Veloso is among the most influential and beloved artists to emerge from Brazil. Known there since the 1960’s, Veloso has made more than thirty recordings to date and has developed a strong international following. Born in Santo Amaro, Bahia, in 1942, Caetano Veloso began his professional musical career in 1965 in Sao Paulo. In his first compositions he drew on the bossa novas of Joao Gilberto, but rapidly began to develop his own distinctive style. Absorbing musical and aesthetic ideas from sources as diverse as The Beatles, concrete poetry, the French Dadaists and the Brazilian modernist poets of the 1920s, Caetano, together with Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, his sister Maria Bethania, and a number of other poets and intellectuals, founded a movement called Tropicalismo. By experimenting with new sounds and words, adding electric guitars to their bands and utilizing the imagery of modern poetry, Caetano became a musical revolutionary.
Although Tropicalismo set the tone for Caetano’s career, his music has evolved greatly over the years. Incorporating elements of rock, reggae, fado, tango, samba canao, baiao and rap-- with lyrics containing some of the best poetry in a musical tradition rich in verse-- Caetano’s music is sometimes traditional, sometimes contemporary, often hybrid. At once an astute social commentator and balladeer of highly emotive love songs, Caetano is one of the most respected poets in the Portuguese language. Indeed he is one of only a handful of artists who has resolved how to be musically modern and still undeniably Brazilian.
An Intimate Evening with Caetano Veloso
The Greek Theatre
Thursday April 15th
The International Human Rights Film Series & UCLA International Institute Presents: Condor A film about the collaboration between South American military governments, which ended up with the kidnapping and murder of thousands of innocent people in the 1970s. This film is a human account of these events, telling the story of state terrorism and, above all, personal stories in the search for justice. Wednesday, February 24, 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM James Bridges Theater Melnitz Hall Los Angeles, CA 90095 A film by Roberto Mader with music by Victor Biglion. Portuguese, Spanish and English with English subtitles Brazil / 2007 / 106 min Free and Open to the Public.
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