Gilberto Gil returns to the UK

The Brazilian singing icon will present a new ‘Bahian carnival’ show in October

Brazilian singing icon Gilberto Gil is set to present a new show that captures the joyful and exuberant spirit of Bahian carnival. The performance premiered at this year’s carnival, with Gil accompanied by the rhythmic and visually arresting Cortejo Afro (the Bahian group who celebrate the African identity of carnival), Nucleo de Opera de Bahia and chamber ensemble Orquestra Nova Lisboa in specially commissioned arrangements from musical director Aldo Brizzi (who also conducts on this show).

They all appear at London’s Barbican on October 31. Tickets via Serious Live.

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