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8A - Monday, March 19, 2007

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By MATT KIVEL zilian Minister of Culture, and Gil's
Daily Music Editor music has always reflected his deep-
- - ly personal ideals and opinions.
A year after Soul Jazz released The seats at Hill Auditorium
the brilliant 2006 compilation were filled near to capacity with a
Tropicalia: A Brazilian Revolution crowd dominated by long-time Ann
in Sound, Ann Arbor finally got its Arborresidents and older fans.With
taste of the legendary movement in the lights dimmed, Gil strolled on
Gilberto Gil's captivating perform- stage with his arms raised above his
ance on Friday night. head, smiling at the adoring crowd.
As one of Tropicalia's founding His warmth and passion for musical
fathers, Gil has enjoyed an innova- expression were a welcome change
tive career spanning nearly 6 dec- from the often cold and pretentious
ades. His persistent involvement in performers who come to Hill's spa-
both social and political causes lead cious front room.
to his 2003 appointment as the Bra- Gil calmly strummed through

For more concert
photos, visit
songs from all periods of his career,
allowing his versatile singing voice
to dominate the cavernous concert
hall. Wry commentary often fol-
lowed the music and his charm was
immediately endearing. He played a
bossa nova rendition of the Beatles'
"When I'm 64" in honor of his own
64th year and stumbled gleefully
through McCartney's quintessen-
tially British lyrical take on grow-
ing old.

A segment of the performance
was devoted to a bilingual rendi-
tion of "Nightingale" from his 19719
crossover album of the same title,
and he often spoke fondly of his fel-
low Tropicalistas, Caetano Veloso
and Jorge Ben. An inspired rendi-
tion of Bob Marley's "No Woman
No Cry" worked the crowd into a
frenzy at the close of his main set,
and a rapturous ovation ushered
him back onto the stage for an
inspired encore of classic Gil com-
positions. It was a night to bask in
Gil's genuine warmth and exquisite






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