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Bebel Gilberto

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Bossa nova vocalist Bebel Gilberto has partnered with such world-famous artists as Kenny G, David Byrne, Amon Tobin, Smoke cigarettes Town, the Thievery Company, Towa Tei, Caetano Veloso, Chico Buarque, and João Gilberto. Gilberto in addition has enjoyed worldwide achievement like a songwriter using the worldwide strikes “Batucada” and “Technova.” Gilberto originates from a popular musical family members in Brazil. Her dad is definitely João Gilberto, her mom is the vocalist Miúcha, and her uncle (Miúcha’s sibling) is definitely Chico Buarque de Hollanda. She discovered how exactly to sing with Miúcha, and since she was a kid, she had been taking part in professional musicals like Saltimbancos and Pirlimpimpim. At seven, she experienced her documenting debut on her behalf mother’s first single album. 2 yrs afterwards, she performed as well as her mom and Stan Getz at Carnegie Hall. In 1983, Gilberto distributed an album using the vocalist Pedrinho Rodrigues (Um Certo Geraldo Pereira, Funarte). Even so, she wisely maintained her career, staying away from a hasty debut being a single vocalist. She eventually produced her solo debut with 1986’s Bebel Gilberto, an record whose songs had been created through collaborations with Brazilian pop/rock and roll performers like Cazuza, Dé, among others. In 1991, Gilberto transferred to NY (where she was created) and started gigging in night clubs, executing at Lincoln Middle, and dealing with David Byrne and Arto Lindsay, amongst others. That same calendar year, she participated (as well as Gal Costa, Naná Vasconcelos, and Laurie Anderson) within a tribute to Carmen Miranda, idealized by Arto Lindsay. She started taking part in productions that targeted the dance music marketplace using a Brazilian bossa nova flair, also co-writing the world-wide strike “Technova” with Deee-Lite’s DJ/manufacturer Towa Tei. She also made an appearance in singles with the Thievery Company (“Só Com Você”) as well as the duo Arling & Cameron (“Sem Contenção”), and acquired relocated to Britain by the finish from the ’90s. In 1998, Gilberto acquired a duet with João Gilberto in his Carnegie Hall concert. Tanto Tempo found its way to 2000 on Ziriguiboom Information and fared well over the Globe Music charts, ultimately earning two Latin Grammy nominations for Greatest New Musician and Greatest Música Popular Brasileira Record in 2001. Its partner, Tanto Tempo Remixes, was also released that same calendar year, and Gilberto installed with manufacturer Marius de Vries on her behalf second album quickly thereafter. The introspective, self-titled work appeared in middle-2004, followed 3 years afterwards by Momento, which highlighted performances from Brazilian Young ladies and Orquestra Imperial, and by All in a single in ’09 2009. Although Gilberto’s hubby, Didiê Cunha, was the professional producer and audio engineer for those in a single, by enough time from the sessions on her behalf Mario Caldato, Jr.-produced 2014 album, Tudo, the pair had divorced, and far of this record’s original materials was motivated by their divided.

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Full Name Bebel Gilberto
Date Of Birth May 12, 1966
Profession Voice Actor, Singer-songwriter
Nationality American, Brazilian
Parents João Gilberto, Miúcha
Music Songs August Day Song, Samba da Benção, Aganju, Mais Feliz, Cada Beijo, Cade Voce?, Sem Contenção, Céu distante, Samba E Amor, Every Day You've Been Away, So Nice, Tanto tempo, Os novos yorkinos, O caminho, Tranquilo, De Tarde, Vendo O Mar, Tout est bleu, Eu Preciso Dizer Que Te Amo, River Song, Bring Back the Love, Jabuticaba, Far From the Sea, Bim Bom, Night and Day, Lonely in My Heart, Samba de Orly, Next to You, Saudade vem correndo, A Mais Bonita, Um segundo, Bananeira, Novas ideias
Albums Bebel Gilberto In Rio, All in One, Momento, Bebel Gilberto Remixed, Bebel Gilberto, Tanto tempo: Remixes, Tanto Tempo, Tudo, Bebel Gilberto Remixes EP
Nominations Latin Grammy Award for Best Portuguese Language Song, Latin Grammy Award for Best MPB Album, Grammy Award for Best Contemporary World Music Album, Latin Grammy Award for Best New Artist
Movies Rio, I Love You, Rio 2, Rio, The Color of Destiny, Ópera do Malandro


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1 Was close friends with singer Cazuza and left Brazil after his death in 1990.
2 Granddaughter of Maria Amélia Buarque de Hollanda and Sérgio Buarque de Holanda.
3 Lives in New York.
4 Has a younger half-sister named Luísa Carolina, born in 2004, (João Gilberto's daughter with Cláudia Faissol). Bebel also has a half-brother named João Marcelo (b.1960).
5 Niece of composer and writer Chico Buarque de Hollanda, Sérgio Buarque de Hollanda Filho, Alvaro Buarque de Hollanda, Maria do Carmo Buarque de Hollanda, Ana de Hollanda and Cristina Buarque.
6 Cousin of actress Sílvia Buarque, Helena Buarque de Hollanda and Luísa Buarque de Hollanda.
7 Daughter of João Gilberto and Miúcha.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Six Feet Under 2005 TV Series 1 episode
Closer 2004/I performer: "Samba da Bencao", "Tanto Tempo", "Mais Feliz" / writer: "Tanto Tempo", "Mais Feliz"
Cazuza: O Tempo Não Pára 2004 writer: "Preciso Dizer que Te Amo"
Nip/Tuck 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bad Boys II 2003 writer: "Didn't Mean" - as Isabel Gilberto de Oliveria
Sex and the City 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tortilla Soup 2001 performer: "Sem Contencao", "Sem Contencao" One Rascal Mix / writer: "Sem Contencao", "Sem Contencao" One Rascal Mix
The Center of the World 2001 performer: "Alguém"
Roswell 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ed 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Laços de Família 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Histórias do Flamengo 1999 Documentary performer: "Chega de Saudade"
Suave Veneno 1999 TV Series writer: "Mais Feliz"
Next Stop Wonderland 1998 performer: "Batucada", "One Note Samba/The Girl from Ipanema", "The Finale"
Menino do Rio 1982 performer: "Corpos de Verão" - as Bebel
Os saltimbancos Trapalhões 1981 performer: "Alô Liberdade" - as Bebel
Rio, I Love You 2014 performer: "Preciso Dizer Que te Amo" / writer: "Preciso Dizer Que te Amo"
Rio 2 2014 performer: "Real in Rio"
Reis e Ratos 2012 performer: "Reis e Ratos"
In Time 2011 performer: "So Nice Summer Samba"
Miss Universe 2011 2011 TV Special performer: "Close Your Eyes"
Rio 2011 performer: "Girl From Ipanema"
Senna 2010 Documentary "Bob Edu K remix" / performer: "Bob Edu K remix"
Eat Pray Love 2010 performer: "Samba Da Bençáo"
Verbotene Liebe 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Por Toda Minha Vida TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Do Começo ao Fim 2009 performer: "Canção de Amor"
Viver a Vida 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
A Favorita 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
What Just Happened 2008 performer: "Simplesmente" / writer: "Simplesmente"
Paraíso Tropical TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Lots of Ice and a Little Bit of Water 2006 performer: "Lindo Balão Azul" - as Bebel
Páginas da Vida 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Bubble 2006 performer: "All around", "Cada beijo", "Aganju" / writer: "All around", "Cada beijo"
Sólo Dios sabe 2006 writer: "Bob"
The O.C. 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Entourage 2005 TV Series 2 episodes

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
New Vague City 2017 TV Series filming 2017
Rio, I Love You 2014 Cupido (segment "Acho que Estou Apaixonado")
Rio 2 2014 Eva (voice)
Reis e Ratos 2012 Banda
Rio 2011 Eva (voice)
Elis Regina Tribute Live at Town Hall 1998 Video short Singer, performer
A Cor do seu Destino 1987
Malandro 1986 as Bebel
Pirlimpimpim 1982 TV Movie Narizinho

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Reis e Ratos 2012 performer: theme music
Elis Regina Tribute Live at Town Hall 1998 Video short featured performer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Quest for Beauty 2016 Documentary post-production Herself
A Farra do Circo 2014 Documentary Herself
Programa do Jô 2013 TV Series Herself
Beyond Ipanema 2013 TV Series Herself - Panelist
Rock in Rio 2011 TV Series Herself - Performer
Miss Universe 2011 2011 TV Special Herself - Performer
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf 2011 TV Series Herself
Rocco's Dinner Party 2011 TV Series Herself
Altas Horas 2009 TV Series Herself
Por Toda Minha Vida 2009 TV Series Herself
The Brian McKnight Show 2009 TV Series Herself - Guest
Beyond Ipanema 2009 Documentary Herself
O Homem que Engarrafava Nuvens 2009 Documentary Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2008 TV Series Herself
Tout le monde en parle 2005 TV Series Herself
MOBO Awards 2004 2004 TV Special Herself
Later... With Jools Holland 2000-2004 TV Series Herself
Celebridade 2004 TV Series Herself
Raízes do Brasil: Uma Cinebiografia de Sérgio Buarque de Hollanda 2003 Documentary Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2000 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Grandes Nomes 1980 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rock in Rio 2011 TV Series Herself

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