Month-long Voices from Latin America Festival Begins this Evening at Carnegie Hall with Gilberto Gil

Gilberto Gil
Photo credit: Priscila Azul
Carnegie Hall initiates its month-long, citywide Voices from Latin America festival tonight Thursday, November 8, with a celebratory concert by Brazilian music icon Gilberto Gil in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at 8:00 p.m.

Gil is a guitarist, singer, and former Brazilian Culture Minister, who was instrumental in the Tropicália movement of the 1960s. He inaugurates the festival’s events held at Carnegie Hall with a concert of forró, the irresistible dance music from Northeastern Brazil.

Voices from Latin America takes place at venues throughout New York City from November 8 to December 11, 2012, inviting audiences to explore the incredibly diverse cultures of Latin America.

Developed under the guidance of Gil together with three other internationally-acclaimed musicians serving as artistic advisors — conductor Gustavo Dudamel, Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov, and Cuban jazz pianist and composer Chucho Valdés — Voices from Latin America encompasses music, dance, film, and visual arts of many regions with more than 70 performances and events at Carnegie Hall and partner cultural institutions, including particular focuses on music of Brazil, Cuba, Venezuela, and Mexico.

More at carnegiehall.org/LatinAmerica

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