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Gilberto Gil 

When: Mon., Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m. 2012
Price: $29-69

Global songwriting begins at home: That could be the motto of Gilberto Gil, a legend of the Brazilian-forged world pop movement of the 1960s known as Tropicália. In his career, the outspoken vocalist has gone from revolutionary in exile in the 1970s to serving as Brazil's minister of culture from 2003 until 2008. Today, Gil digs deeper still into his Afro-Brazilian roots, particularly the forró dance grooves of his native Bahía, while still embracing bossa nova, jazz and rock. His nimble touring band reflects that fusion with acoustic guitars, hand percussion, accordion and rabeca, a Brazilian fiddle descended from medieval Portugal. The eclectic party plays at 7:30 p.m. —Sylvia Pfeiffenberger

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