Gilberto Gil

Brazilian recording artist, singer, guitarist, songwriter and politician

Gilberto Passos Gil Moreira (born 26 June 1942), better known as Gilberto Gil (Brazilian Portuguese: [ʒiu̯ˈbɛɾtʊ ʒiu̯]), is a Brazilian singer, guitarist, and songwriter. He is known for both his musical innovation and political commitment.

Gilberto Gil
Gilberto Passos Gil Moreira

(1942-06-26) 26 June 1942 (age 81)
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
EducationBBA, Universidade Federal da Bahia
OccupationMusician, Mountaineer
Political partyPartido Verde

From 2003 to 2008, he served as Brazil's Minister of Culture.

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