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Sultry beats, electronic bossa nova and organic rhythms: it’s the world renowned and multi-Grammy-nominated Brazilian singer-songwriter.
Bebel Gilberto has been enchanting fans and critics worldwide since her appearance on the global music scene with her solo debut EP release in 1986.
Debut album Tanto Tiempo brought Gilberto’s trademark take on bossa nova to clubs around the world and positioned her as one of the top-selling Brazilian artists in the US since the 1960s.
Her three subsequent studio albums were all nominated for Grammy awards: the acoustic lounge Bebel Gilberto, Momento, fusing all her musical styles, and 2009’s romantic All in One. She followed these up with gorgeous album Tudo, released in 2014.
With its delightful marriage of bossa nova and smooth electronics, perfectly capturing the mood of the times, Bebel Gilberto has turned out to be one of the internationally most successful artists of Brazilian music ever. Bebel Gilberto is, simply put, royalty. Bebel Gilberto has appeared on albums by some of the most important artists of our time, such as Caetano Veloso, David Byrne, Joao Gilberto, Chico Buarque, Towa Tei, Smoke City, Amon Tobin and the Thievery Corporation. Enter the world of Bebel Gilberto: never has Bossa Nova sounded simultaneously as familiar and as new, as emotional and as dreamy. There's little chance that you won't badly fall under Bebel's exquisite spell...
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Originating from the beautiful mountain town of San Martín de los Andes in the southern region of Patagonia, they have taken the Latin word for “woman”, 'Fémina', as their name - a simple declaration of their proud stance as a band of three females, something which set them apart when they first started performing in Argentina. Astonishingly diverse, at times surreal and always globally-minded, Fémina’s music is rooted in the history of their home continent but shaped into new and exciting forms, waxing on themes of gender equality and race as they combine rap and the new wave of urban sounds, with a fusion of Latin American and folkloric rhythms.
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Royal Festival Hall
- Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
- South Bank
- SE1 8XX