Worldwide success from ‘Kindergarten’ with Gilberto Gill

Of the 80-year-old Gilberto Gill who turned 60 this Sunday, I’ve identified him for at the very least 40 years. That’s proper. By the time I began speaking with the singer-songwriter, he was married to Sandra Gadelha, Drew’s inspirational magician, one among his most stunning songs. I and a gaggle of youngsters, his followers, used to go to his home in Costa Azul Para (which isn’t there now). During Gill’s journey we accompanied Draw and the children, Pedro, Preta and Maria, with whom he couldn’t go.

It was quite a lot of enjoyable. And when Gill arrives and finds us, he jokes: ‘Look on the kindergarten.’ Even although we have been in our 18-20s, we have been nonetheless comparatively younger for the couple. There was a crew made up of future journalists like Isabella Laranjira, Bebet Martins and me. Singers corresponding to Moises Santana, Sylvia Patricia, Jusara Silveira, in addition to Pedro Santana, Marcos Melo, B. Oliveira, Fabio Pestana have been additionally current.

At the time, I used to be writing a music column for Tribuna da Bahia and taking a pre-university course at UCBA – I solely joined the Faculty of Communication on the Federal University of Bahia in 1978.

Since then, already working as a reporter at Correio da Bahia (former identify of the journal CORREIO) I started assembly, interviewing and masking his present as knowledgeable. When I began internet hosting the Martim Gonzalez Trophy (from TV Aratu, then a Globo Broadcaster), which awarded the Bahian Theater Best Awards within the Eighties, I invited Gill to offer me an award and he joined. At the time, he was already relationship his present spouse, Flora Gill.

I had a photograph of the 2 of them within the viewers and I couldn’t discover it till 12 months after 12 months. Then, I gave the unique to the couple throughout an occasion in Switzerland and I stored a digital copy (I already advised this a part of the story on Baú do Marrom right here. Click right here and browse it)

Photo by Roberto Monteiro

Since then, even when he moved to Horto Florestel, the place he had a well-known lunch with Banda U2 and Maestro Quincy Jones (identical as Michael Jackson), I by no means misplaced contact with his household, together with the artist and his daughter. Nara and Marilia, from their first marriage to Bellina, and Drew with the ghost and Maria along with the late Pedro.

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Meeting with the Master at Montreux (Photo: Renata Attran / Disclosure)

I’ve seen Gill’s memorable occasions, corresponding to his assembly with Jimmy Cliff within the previous font Nova; Refestanka with Rita Lee in previous Balbininho (which was destroyed when the font Nova Arena was constructed). Years of Brazil in France, in Paris; His assembly with Alcyone; Armandinho on Joao Donato’s seventieth birthday in Montreux, Switzerland; Show with Stevie Wonder at Copacabana Beach.

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Behind the scenes of the Fe Na Festa ceremony in London (Photo: Private Archive)

I nonetheless had the nice fortune to see him in London in 2010, once I was finding out, and he offered the Fe Na Festa present, with songs referring solely to the festivals of June (I’ve already made a bao on the theme). When he met me on stage, he requested me what I used to be doing within the English capital and I replied that I went to review English. He joked, Catano, remembering part of that child track: “I’ve to study English, what I do know, and what I do not know anymore”. We laughed lots, she did a ravishing present. And the conferences proceed 12 months after 12 months.

In honor of the twentieth anniversary of the loss of life of Ulisses Guimarães, I used to be invited to a particular present in Brasilia with Gil and Caetano. I watched his conferences with Gal Costa and Nando Reis at Trincomalee. In addition to the Camarote Expresso 2222, the place I at all times verify in. And Flora Gill has that conventional lunch on Carnival Week.

I can’t overlook the “Best Tuesday within the World”, a gathering held at his condo within the Corridor da Vittoria that introduced collectively Harmonia do Samba, Daniela Mercury, Ivete Sangalo, Marcia Castro, Jandy and Bimba from the Regina case, after which all of it ended. In a full of life samba circle the place I even danced with Eve.

There was additionally the particular Globo de Ouro Palco Viva – 30 Anos de Axé, which was captured by me and Paolo Borges, produced by Flora Gill and directed by Leticia Muhana, which introduced collectively the most effective of those musical devices and Gill was a visitor of honor. Ten applications have been recorded on the Castro Alves Theater, leading to impeccable high quality work carried out by the Viva Channel.

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Gilberto Gill and Flora in a love recreation on Lake Geneva, Switzerland (Photo: Renata Atran – Revealed)

Recently, I attended his inauguration in Rio de Janeiro as Immortal on the Brazilian Academy of Letters. And, in Sao Paulo, on the opening of the Virtual Museum about his work, it was inaugurated by Google.

But not all the things is like flowers, I’ve a giant disappointment: I did not see her meet Caetano, Gal and Bethânia within the 1976 ethnographic present Dossier Barbarossa within the Liberdade district. Oh, King Time!

Congratulations Seo Gilberto!

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