Gilberto Gil with the London Symphony Orchestra
Iconic South-American singer-songwriter Gilberto Gil is joined by the London Symphony Orchestra and conductor Francois-Xavier Roth for an evening featuring new arrangements by Jaques Morelenbaum of his own songs, alongside music originating from and influenced by his beloved Brazil.
Gil’s infectious music, with its inimitable combination of rock, roots, samba and reggae, has represented the cosmopolitan sounds of Brazil for the last 46 years, whereas the rich and colourful works of composer Villa-Lobos fuse earlier folk and native tunes with European classical traditions.
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Selected songs by Gilberto Gil arranged by Jaques Morelenbaum
Gilberto Gil vocals/guitar
Bem Gil guitar
Jaques Morelenbaum cello
Nicolas Krassik violin
Gustavo di Dalva percussion
London Symphony Orchestra
Francois-Xavier Roth conductor
London Symphony Chorus