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Thursday March 05, 2015

From Broadway World

Brazilian Legend Gilberto Gil Sells Out April Show at the Chan Centre

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) is thrilled to announce the long-awaited concert from Brazil’s own living legend, Gilberto Gil, on Sunday, April 12 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall is now SOLD OUT.

In this Vancouver appearance the lauded singer, guitarist and composer, with more than 50 albums and over five million records sold, will honour the father of bossa nova and his influential mentor, João Gilberto. Alongside reinterpretations of Gilberto’s classic repertoire, Gil will perform his own original compositions as well as works of gifted musicians Tom Jobim, Vinícius de Moraes, Carlos Lyra and Caetano Veloso, as featured on the 2014 album Gilbertos Samba.

“We’re delighted and not in the least surprised to find that Gilberto Gil has sold out the Chan Centre given the joyful and infectious rhythms of his music and the incredible warmth and poeticism he brings to the stage,” says Joyce Hinton, Co-Managing Director of the Chan Centre. “Gil is beloved as an artist, but also admired as a dedicated activist who has helped foster greater equality and cultural appreciation throughout Brazil and the rest of the world.”

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