June 29, 2007
Book Reviews | Music Reviews
When you are relaxing outside under the stars or lounging around on a lazy Sunday afternoon, put on Gilberto Gil and let him take your mind, body and soul to a more celestial place. Gilberto Gil is one of the most influential singers, composers and instrumentalists of modern Brazilian pop music. When his 17th album Nightingale was launched, he gained international status and headlines. Over the years, his political and environmental activism has gained worldwide attention alongside his musical career. In 2002 Gil was appointed minister of culture for Brazil.
As a musician and as a diplomat, Gil continues to promote the constant modernization of Brazilian popular music and culture throughout the world. Not to mention the revitalization and relaxation of the spirit through his dulcet lyrics and rhythms.