Gilberto Gil, a legendary Brazilian musician, embarked on a musical journey that began with the accordion in the 50s and led him to explore various genres and rhythms. Influenced by artists like Luiz Gonzaga, João Gilberto, and Dorival Caymmi, Gil’s music evolved into unique and personal forms. His collaboration with Caetano Veloso gave birth to the Tropicalismo movement, which challenged the dictatorship and led to their exile in London. Returning to Brazil, Gil continued his prolific career, releasing over 60 albums, selling millions of records, and winning nine Grammy Awards. As Minister of Culture, he became a cultural ambassador, advocating for diverse topics globally.
Gil’s contributions have been recognized internationally, including UNESCO’s Artist of Peace and France’s Légion d’Honneur. Celebrating his 50-year career, he performed alongside Caetano Veloso in a historic show and released the acclaimed album “Ok Ok OK,” winning a Latin Grammy. In 2022, Gil celebrated his 80th birthday with a European tour, captured for an Amazon Prime Video series. Now, Gilberto Gil & Family “Aquele Abraço Tour” pays tribute to his remarkable six-decade career and 50 years of touring, showcasing the diversity of Brazilian culture. Accompanied by his talented family and friends, Gil will grace prestigious Jazz and World Music festivals in Europe, captivating audiences with his iconic songs.