Bebel Gilberto

Bebel Gilberto, born Isabel Gilberto de Oliveira May 12, 1966 in New York City, is an American-born Brazilian pop singer who has been nominated for a Grammy Award. She is often associated with bossa Nova. She is the daughter Joao Gilberto, and Miucha. Chico Buarque, Chico’s uncle, is Chico Buarque, singer/composer. Bebel has been performing since she was a child in Rio de Janeiro. Bebel appeared on the first solo album of her mother, Miucha, at seven years old. Bebel, her mother and jazz saxophonist Stan Getz performed at a jazz festival held in New York’s Carnegie Hall. Bebel recorded and performed for the soundtrack to Os Saltimbancos (a children’s musical written by Sergio Bardotti u0026 Chico Buarque). Bebel later joined an experimental theatre group and was part of the founding team for the Circo Voador (Flying Circus), at Ipanema Beach. She met Cazuza, a singer/songwriter who was a close friend. He became a popular rock star in Brazil in the 1980s. Bebel worked with many musical stars in the 1990s including Arto Lindsay and Thievery Corporation as well as Chico Buarque, Caetano Velloso, Chico Buarque, Caetanoveloso, Towa Ti, Chico Buarque, and Thievery Corporation. Bebel was featured on the 1996 AIDS charity project Red Hot Rio produced by her close friend, and collaborator Beco Dranoff. Bebel was also a successful songwriter in the 1990s with international dance hits like “Technova” (with producers Towa Tei and Arto Lindsay). Bebel was part of the soundtrack to Brad Anderson’s Next Stop Wonderland film with Vinicius Cantuaria, Mauro Refosco. Bebel moved to London in the late 1990s to create the sound that is featured on her critically-acclaimed debut album Tanto Tempo. Suba, a multi-talented Serbian producer who resides in Sao Paulo, was also a part of this time. Suba ended up writing and producing many tracks on Tanto Tempo. She also collaborated with Dutch producer Arling and DJ/producer AmonTobin while in London.

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