World-renowned brazilian vocalist Bebel Gilberto performs at the 4th annual Hope and Healing Concert benefit for Instituto Familiar de la Raza. Opening act: Diana Gameros.
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Internationally acclaimed and Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Bebel Gilberto was born in New York on May 12, 1966, to father Joao Gilberto, the iconic voice of bossa nova, and singer Miúcha. Her father’s influence would always color her musical path, and with the addition of elements of electronic music, Bebel took the legacy of the musician from Bahia to the dance floor, earning worldwide success.
Bebel’s debut song was, as expected, precocious. At the tender age of nine, Bebel had already performed at Carnegie Hall with her mother and Stan Getz, and had previously participated in musicals and Pirlimpimpim Saltimbancos with her mother and uncle Chico Buarque. Her professional solo debut came in 1986 with a self-titled EP released by WEA which included “Eu preciso dizer que te amo,” a partnership with Cazuza Dé, both still in the Barão Vermelho band. In 1991, the daughter of Gilberto and Miúcha traded Ipanema, where she grew up, for Manhattan, where she was born. Bebel continues to live in New York City, but divides her time between the U.S. and Brazil.
Bebel next participated in the project Red, Hot + AIDS, joining major music stars such as Everything but the Girl, Maxwell, George Michael and others for the benefit CD recording. She also collaborated on the CD of Japanese producer Towa Tei Future Listening, singing on the hits “Technova” and “Batucada” and also participated in the project Peeping Tom Mike Patton (former lead singer of Faith No More), singing “Caipirinha.”
With the release of ‘Tanto Tempo’ in 2000, Bebel concocted her trademark electronic bossa nova, which took over clubs around the world and positioned Bebel as one of the top-selling Brazilian artists in the U.S. since the ’60s. With her second album, ‘Bebel Gilberto’ (2004), she refined her sound to create an acoustic lounge style that showcased her strengths as a Brazilian composer.
With Momento (2007), her third album in seven years, she wanted to do a fusion of both. Mixing the taste of Rio ‘Orchestra Imperial’ with the melting pot of New York’s Brazilian Girls, and following the direction of English producer Guy Sigsworth (Madonna’s partner in “What It Feels Like for a Girl”), Momento reaffirms the international character of Bebel.
All in One, which was released worldwide on September 29, 2009 on the famous American jazz label Verve, was released in Brazil by Universal Music. It is the least electronic-infused of her albums, it also brings to the forefront more of Bebel’s personality and love for organic styles. To forge a mature serenity on ‘All in One,’ Bebel had a super team of producers including Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen), John King (Dust Brothers, Beck), Daniel Jobim, Carlinhos Brown, Didi Gutman (Brazilian Girls) and Mario Caldato Jr (Beastie Boys, Bjork, Jack Johnson).
Since the launch of Tanto Tempo in 2000, it has sold over 2.5 million records and has been featured on seven film soundtracks (including “Next Stop Wonderland”, “Bubble”, “Closer” and most recently 2010′s “Eat Pray Love” and 2011′s “Rio”) and seven TV series (Sex and the City, Six Feet Under, Nip / Tuck).
About Diana Gameros:
Diana Gameros an Indie, World, Latin, Folk performer singer/songwriter. Her music ranges from traditional mexican sounds to latin pop/bossa nova rhythms. Her striking vocal ability, gentle and expansive sound of the guitar and deepness of her lyrics makes her one of the most versatile performers in the Bay Area. Diana sings and writes in Spanish, English and French.
About Instituto Familiar de la Raza:
For the past 30 years, IFR has been providing a variety of programs and services to address the social service needs of the Chicano/Latino community in the San Francisco Bay Area. With a staff of over 75 bilingual/multicultural individuals serving more than 4,000 community members, IFR established the first mental health center for Chicano/Latinos in the Bay Area.