25th Season Celebration Honoring Gilberto Gil

Benefits the Rhythm Foundation

Gilberto Gil

Sunday, October 21 at 7 p.m.
New World Center
555 17th Street, Miami Beach
305-672-5202 (Laura Quinlan)

Long at the forefront of Brazilian culture, musical artist Gilberto Gil will be honored at The Rhythm Foundation’s 25th Season Celebration being held on October 21 at the New World Center. Since co-founding the explosive Tropicalia movement in the late 1960s, Gil has invented, innovated and reprocessed groundbreaking music. From the young bossa-nova musician, to the musical groundbreaker of the psychedelic era, to the artist who perfectly fused Brazil and Jamaican reggae, to the pop star who embraced rock music and electronica, Gil’s music has encompassed everything from baião and samba to MPB, rock, reggae, afoxé, and axé. He has been awarded several Grammy awards and other major honors during his 40-year career that continues to flourish. This fall Gil is co-curating a Voices of latin America series at New York’s Carnegie Hall and will also celebrate his 70th birthday this year.

The Rhythm Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Season Celebration will take place in the exciting Frank Gehry-designed New World Center, home of the New World Symphony. Guests will enjoy a private solo Gilberto Gil concert, a stylish gourmet buffet created by Thierry’s Catering, open bar featuruing Leblon Caipirinhas and Heineken, fantastic silent auction, and an after-show party with DJ Da Lua, one of the Rio-based trio who takes classic 1960s Bossa Nova and makes it new again.

Tickets are $125 per person and include a one-year membership in The Rhythm Foundation. Call 305-672-5202 or visit the website at www.rhythmfoundation.com for more information. This special event is presented with major support from Espirito Santo Bank, Baptist Health and AmericanAirlines, with additional support from New World Center, Heineken USA and Leblon Cachaca.

About The Rhythm Foundation

The Rhythm Foundation, a Miami-based non-profit cultural organization, is the foremost presenter of world music in Florida. It was founded in 1988 with the goal of increasing international awareness through live music. The Rhythm Foundation has presented more than 500 concerts, events and festivals by established and innovative artists from around the world. Special focus is given to those cultures connecting to South Florida audiences – music from Brazil, Latin America, Africa, the Caribbean, Asia and Europe. The range of programs covers music at the heart of global culture today to the traditional music of the world. The organization has received numerous awards in its 25 years, including Best Concert Series and Best Festival from Miami New Times.

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