AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 31 YEARS
Time: April 18, 2012 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Location: Kelly-Strayhorn Theater
Street: 5941 Penn Avenue
Website or Map: http://weekinbahia.com/
Event Type: concert
Organized By: KENIA
Latest Activity: Apr 18, 2012
Gilberto is internationally known as the "Father of Bossa Nova," having been credited with creating the bossa nova beat. His recordings in the 1950's and 60's established this musical genre as a fusion of jazz and the Afro-Brazilian percussion of the samba. He is most recognized for the Jobim/de Moraes composition "The Girls from Impanema," that he performed with his wife, vocalist Astrud Gilberto and American saxophonist Stan Getz.
Maucha Adnet was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and started her professional career at the age of 15 as a member of vocal group Céu da Boca. From 1978 to 1984, Céu da Boca recorded two albums released by Polygram. Adnet performed, toured and recorded with legendary composer Antonio Carlos Jobim and his group Banda Nova from 1984 to 1994.