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Bebel Gilberto

Bebel Gilberto

1966 -

Origin: Brazil

Main instrument: Vocal

Genre: Latin

Daughter of legendary Joao Gilberto, inventor of bossa nova, and singing star Miucha, and likewise niece of Chico Buarque, Bebel Gilberto grew up in Brazil in an ocean of music. As a young girl, she took to the stages of Rio, made her debut recording at 7, appeared in musicals and performed in Carnegie Hall at 9, accompanied by her mother and Stan Getz. Bebel drew her influences from Brazilian music and an eclectic repertoire ranging from Debussy to Prince, Billie Holiday, Björk, Gershwin, Donna Summer and Michael Jackson. She launched her first EP in 1986 and joined a number of collaborative projects before moving to New York in 1991, where she took on the challenge of conquering the Big Apple scene. With a sound marrying Rio and New York, bossa nova and electronica, her discography grooves with Tanto Tempo (2000), followed by Bebel Gilberto (2004), Momento (2007), All in One (2009) and her latest, Tudo (2014).


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