Gilberto Gil is much more than just a musician. His political and social commitment got under the skin of the military regime in Brazil and, as one of the leading lights of the Tropicalismo movement, he was imprisoned in 1969, along with his blood brother Caetano Veloso. After some years in exile he returned to his homeland in 1972 and remained active in its musical, political, and social life. He also sought to influence policy on ecological issues. In 2003 he became Minister of Culture in President Lula da Silva's government.
After five years in government, Gil returned full-time to his life's core: music.
Gilberto Gil, guitar, vocals, composer
Jaques Morelenbaum, cello
Bem Gil, guitar, percussion
Nicolas Krassik, violin
Gustavo di Dalva, drums
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