Bebel Gilberto

Genres: World
Tags: bossa nova brazilian female vocalists jazz chillout latin Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 2000s
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Isabel Gilberto, 12 May 1966, New York City, New York, USA. Gilberto’s provenance almost suggests that she was destined to produce music that has been judged ‘the epitome of cool’ and ‘gorgeously seductive’. Gilberto is the progeny of a fêted Brazilian chanteuse, Miúcha Gilberto, and the guitarist João Gilberto (who is credited with inventing bossa nova alongside Antonio Carlos Jobim). Having been surrounded by beautiful sounds from an early age, Bebel made her recording debut at the age of seven on an album by her mother, whom she joined onstage at Carnegie Hall two years later. Bebel released her own eponymous debut EP in 1986 but despite collaborations with artists such as David Byrne and Deee-Lite’s Towa Tei (she appeared on the latter’s ‘Technova’ single and the albums Future Listening! and Sound Museum), Gilberto did not release a solo album until the start of the new century. This extended...

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