Its likely, if you havent heard of Gilberto Gil, that youre either not Brazilian or have been hiding under a pop-music rock for far too long. Gil is one of Brazils best-known singer/songwriters; hes performed his signature blend of rock, samba, and reggae around the world and earned stacks of Grammy awards. Known primarily as a performer of political music, Gil is also a celebrated activist and politician who started out playing simple sambas but soon made his mark singing about environmental issues, militarism, and the politics of life in the larger world.
Presented as part of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Desert Sky Series, the outdoor concert invites concertgoers to bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a night of music under the desert sky.
Sun., March 21, 7:30 p.m., 2010