Doors at 19:00
With her rich, evocative and smoky voice and gentle blend of bossa nova and electronica, Bebel Gilberto has been enchanting fans and critics worldwide for almost 40 years and the Brazilian singer is set to make a welcome return to London in October.
Bebel presents a brand-new show interpreting the songs of her father, João Gilberto, who passed away in 2019 after a 70-year career in music, and is widely regarded as the ‘father of Bossa Nova music’.
It was following the release of 2000’s Tanto Tempo, which was nominated for two Latin Grammys and sold over a million copies, that she was launched into the mainstream and became widely regarded as one of the preeminent Brazilian vocalists of modern times.
Bebel has gone on to perform at prestigious concert halls, arenas and festivals around the globe and her music has been featured on numerous film soundtracks and TV shows including Eat Pray Love, Rio, Sex And The City and Six Feet Under.
Bebel began singing with João Gilberto as a small child and the songs she sings tonight have been with her all her life. Bebel says – “Since my first album I’ve never really covered any of my Dad’s music. Now it’s time to present to the public the songs from João Gilberto that have influenced me since I was born and even before”.
‘Her smoky vocals and bossa-nova arrangements are the sound of stirred feelings; she can move the soul with the faintest brushstrokes.’ Pitchfork
‘The embodiment of breathy Brazilian cool.’ Entertainment
Beautiful venue, great sound Very entertaining artist, even for kids
Posted by Massimiliano on 16/04/2019
Bebel Gilberto, Union Chapel, London - 15th April 2019