Wikipedia : This day (June 26, 1942), in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, is born Gilberto Passos Gil Moreira a.k.a Gilberto Gil, a Brazilian singer, guitarist, and songwriter, known for both his musical innovation and political commitment.
Gilberto Gil : Partaking of this scene for 46 years, he has developed one of the most relevant and renown careers as a singer, composer and guitar-player in this field. Gil has had his albums released abroad since 1978, the year of his successful performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival, in Switzerland, recorded live.
@allmusic : Because Gil fused samba, salsa, and bossa nova with rock and folk music, he’s recognized today as one of the pioneers in world music.
@last.fm : He began his career as a bossa nova musician, but soon began writing songs that reflected a new focus on political awareness and social activism, along with fellow singer Caetano Veloso. In the 1970s, Gil added new elements of African and North American music to his already broad palette
Video : Toda Menina Baiana (2011) . w/ Caetano Veloso & Ivete Sangalo – Amor Até O Fim (2012) . w/ Toquinho – Tarde Em Itapoã . Vim Da Bahia (2006) . A Paz (1994) . w/ Stevie Wonder – Desafinado . Expresso 2222 (1972) . w/ Os Mutantes – Domingo no Parqu .