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Quanta Live
Gilberto Gil
Quanta Live
Genres: World Music, Pop, Latin Music
 
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Brazilian singer/songwriter Gilberto Gil is a thoughtful pop star. He has long been concerned with issues such as cultural cannibalism (in the late '60s, with fellow singer/songwriter Caetano Veloso he founded Tropicalia, ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Gilberto Gil
Title: Quanta Live
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Atlantic / Wea
Original Release Date: 8/25/1998
Release Date: 8/25/1998
Album Type: Live
Genres: World Music, Pop, Latin Music
Styles: South & Central America, Brazil
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075679280725, 766483408244

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Brazilian singer/songwriter Gilberto Gil is a thoughtful pop star. He has long been concerned with issues such as cultural cannibalism (in the late '60s, with fellow singer/songwriter Caetano Veloso he founded Tropicalia, an influential artistic and intellectual movement); technology (Parabolic, 1992); and science (Quanta, 1997). Such concerns might seem a tad unwieldy for pop songwriting but Gil has put his ideas across while creating very entertaining, down to earth music, mixing Brazilian rhythms such as sambas, baiaos, and afoxes with funk, reggae, and rock & roll. In Quanta Live, Gil reaches back to some of his old hits (the irresistible "Palco," "Refavela"), revisits a couple of Bob Marley classics ("Is this Love," "Stir It Up"), and works out his most recent songs with casual efficiency. Throughout, his singing is rich in nuance--sometimes lighthearted and at other times sharply pointed--and the playing crisp. Who said singing about meaningful issues can't be fun? --Fernando Gonzalez

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CD Reviews

Outstanding Followup To Quanta
balimoon@worldnet.att.net | London, England | 07/18/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Just when you thought "Quanta" was one of the best Brazilian albums of the '90s, along comes this live version of that work. Superb. I also recommend "Parabolicamara" and -- for background on Gil and Brazilian music -- the book "The Brazilian Sound," which is published in English."
Excellent CD
Lola | Alexandria, VA | 06/06/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Highly recommended must-have to add to your Brazilian collection. After I attended the awesome Quanta Live concert here in Washington DC, I had to look for the CD considering, I danced from the first to the last song performed that night. I ordered it online and was excited that all the songs performed during the concert was on this CD. I never leave home without it. I now know all the words to the songs (that's the only portuguese I speak). I've turned my friends to it too and they love it."
A musical flight from earth to space with internet stop !!
Lola | 03/02/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Gil gives us an oportunitty to fly from a mixed rithyms with his brasilian sensibility that only him knows how to do it so well and leaves us into another dimension of new age era.In this way his make us to stop and reflict that we are all together by "Internet" remembering an old samba of another great brasilian composer Noel Rosa (Pelo telefone).This album is really a trip to whom want to know how beatiful and pure Gil is and how far his think and mind are from us."