Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil: Two Friends, One Century of Music
Miami FL – March 2016
Two giants of Brazilian music, Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, reunite for a rare and intimate acoustic duo performance. Their 50-years of musical collaboration continues – two friends whose diverging paths have always remained at the forefront of modern Brazilian culture, spanning musical revolutions, exile, politics and a lifetime of incredible songs. And now they come to Miami, together for the first time, at Bayfront Park Amphitheater on Saturday, April 16th – just two friends and their guitars, and a lifetime of music that helped changed the world.
The admiration they have for each other made it hard to choose a set list for this special tour. They will perform material from their new live album containing many of the classic hits, Dois Amigos, um Século de Música (Two Friends, a Century of Music), including: “Andar com Fé”, “Esotérico”, and “Expresso 2222” by Gil, and “Sampa”, “Terra”, and “A Luz de Tieta” by V eloso.
Both Veloso and Gil have been at the forefront of Brazilian culture since the late 1960s, as co- founders of the uniquely Brazilian psychedelic cultural explosion Tropicália. The echoes of the work they and partners – Maria Bethânia, Gal Costa, Os Mutantes and others – made, continues to rumble through music and art across the Americas and Europe today. Yet neither Veloso nor Gil have ever become a nostalgia act. Independently, each has continued to create modern, vital music and art on an international level.
Veloso’s participation in this duo comes at the conclusion of his Banda Cê trilogy, which found the Brazilian icon exploring indie rock with a group of young musicians. He has also been engaged with film scores and other innovative projects, and producing international artists.
Gilberto Gil returned to the concert stage after serving as Brazil’s Minister of Culture between 2003 and 2008. Since then he has recorded several albums, including “Gilberto’s Samba”, which was nominated for a Grammy Award this year.
The concert will take place on Saturday, April 16th at 8 PM at the Bayfront Park Amphitheater, 301 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132.
For tickets, visit LiveNation.com or call 800-745-3000.
Produced by The Rhythm Foundation.
ABOUT THE RHYTHM FOUNDATION
The Rhythm Foundation, a Miami-based non-profit cultural organization, is a leading presenter of world music in Florida. It was founded in 1988 with the goal of increasing international awareness through live music. The Rhythm Foundation presents concerts and festivals by established and innovative artists from around the world. Special focus is given to those cultures connecting to South Florida audiences – music from Brazil, Latin America, Africa, the Caribbean, Asia and Europe. The range of programs covers music at the heart of global culture today to the traditional music of the world. The organization has received numerous awards in its 27 years, including Best Concert Series from Miami New Times. www.RhythmFoundation.com