Gil Avenue

It’s likely, if you haven’t heard of Gilberto Gil, that you’re either not Brazilian or have been hiding under a pop-music rock for far too long. Gil is one of Brazil’s best-known singer/songwriters; he’s 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
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Robrt L. Pela has been a weekly contributor to Phoenix New Times since 1991, primarily as a cultural critic. His radio essays air on National Public Radio affiliate KJZZ's Morning Edition.
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