Gilberto Gil

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Date of Birth June 26, 1942
Place of Birth Salvador, Brazil
Age 78 years old
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Gilberto Gil

Gilberto Passos Gil Moreira, known professionally as Gilberto Gil, 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, Brazilian genres including samba, African music, and reggae. Gil started to play music as a child and was a teenager when he joined his first band. He began his career as a bossa nova musician and 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.

Born: Gilberto Passos Gil Moreira, Jun 26, 1942, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Education: Federal University of Bahia (BBA)
Occupation: Musician, composer, politician
Children: Nara de Aguiar (b. 1966), Marília de Aguiar (b. 1967), Pedro Gadelha (b. 1970–d. 1990), Preta Gil (b. 1974), Maria Gadelha (b. 1976), Bem Giordano (b. 1985), Bela Gil (b. 1988), José Gil (b. 1991)
Parents: José Gil Moreira (father), Claudina Passos Gil (mother)
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About Gilberto Gil

Latin Grammy Award-winning Brazilian singer and musician who infused rock and reggae in his music.

Before Fame

He attended the Universidade Federal da Bahia.

Achievement

He has performed with folk rock singer Devendra Banhart.

Family Life

He married Flora Nair Giordano Gil Moreira.

Associations

He was influenced by Elvis Presley as a child.

Information related to Gilberto Gil

  • Green Party (Brazil) politicians
  • Tropicália
  • Brazilian agnostics
  • Brazilian Candomblés
  • Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year honorees
  • Tropicalia singers
  • Ministers of Culture of Brazil
  • Brazilian exiles
  • Música Popular Brasileira guitarists
  • Brazilian expatriates in the United Kingdom
  • Recipients of the Order of Rio Branco
  • Warner Music Latina artists
  • Afro-Brazilian people
  • ACT Music artists
  • Tropicalia guitarists
  • Música Popular Brasileira singers
  • Brazilian Democratic Movement Party politicians
  • Latin music songwriters
  • Brazilian male singers
  • Latin Grammy Award winners
  • Grand Officiers of the Légion d'honneur
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Latest information about Gilberto Gil updated on January 19, 2021.

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