Older: Crossing Borders with Bebel Gilberto


Published: 05/10/2017

by Scott Adams


Program #1302 - 'Crossing Borders: Bebel Gilberto'

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When it comes to musical diversity, Brazil has the board pretty well covered: the vice versa influence of Brazil with other cultures allows us to enjoy this musical mingling from dozens of Brazil's best. Right now, Bebel Gilberto is in the spotlight so let's take a quick peek at the following VISAs (Very Important Special Announcements), and then on with the show:   


Friday's Brazil Back2Back serves up a pair of 'Bebel' songs on her brithday - witha special announcement for another new music channel from Brazil Club, and an update for our 'Fly Me To Brazil' giveaway! Listen at the top of the hour at 11 am and 2 pm CT, exclusively on our streaming station. Daily Listening Guide.

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There's a virtual table waiting for you every weekend for The Sunday Brazilian Brunch. This week, we'll look back at the best Brazilian hits of 2005. Only on Sundays at 9 am, 2 pm and 8 pm Central time and only on The Sounds of Brazil's streaming station.

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This week’s show:

My Producer's Notes


Who is she: Her father’s daughter

Why Is she important: Still Brazil’s reining Diva, and... today's her birthday.


Ever caught Bebel in Concert? Here's our Brazil Club review from her last Chciago show. Oba!

One fan might have summed it up best last night during the ‘after set’ for Bebel Gilberto at Chicago’s City Winery: “It’s a universal vibe. It’s like we’re all friends through her music but nobody knows each other and so we all just seem get together whenever she’s here.”

Totally in keeping with Bebel’s unique ability to connect with a crowd. Opening with ‘Traquilo’ from her Momento album, she absorbed the focus of a busy room in a single sensual move. “Tranqulio…” she cooed, “Tranquila, la-la-laaa…” and the audience went right along with her.  

There’s an unbridled honesty with Bebel Gilberto that – just like with her father João - can be both emotionally breathtaking and frankly frustrating (what happened onstage in Madison Wisconsin, anyway?) and it allows her to transcend the music.

A dozen red roses from John. “Wait! You did this before, right? I have a memory…” As she plucked, then tucked a single bloom into her hair she invited us to toast John, her ‘look’ and everyone around us. So we did. Somewhere in all of this was Stevie Wonder’s ‘Isn’t She Lovely’, which in the context of the night just might have been autobiographical.

Duran, Duran’s ‘Rio’ became a sublime samba. Alice was celebrating her birthday and shouted out ‘Aganjú’. “Good Idea,” confirmed Bebel and the band obliged. A smart phone appeared from the front row and Bebel began to snap pictures: the band, the crowd... herself. “Once I got a phone, so we stopped the show and I called my mom in Rio,” she announced. “But she wasn’t home, so I got the audience all to say ‘We love you, Miucha!”

Baden Powell’s reworked ‘Samba da Benção’ from Tanto Tempo closed the set with Jorge Continentino’s bari sax playing deep and languid lines behind her. An encore wrapped up with ‘Close Your Eyes’ and an enthusiastic chorus of ‘Thank yous’ to John, the audience and City Winery as she closed out her two-night stay.

“Who was here yesterday? You? Today is better, yes? Oh, that makes me feel so good.”


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 You and a friend could win a trip for two to Rio de Janeiro in our ‘Fly Me To Brazil’ giveaway, courtesy of Copa Airlines. Listen today and every Wednesday at 11 am Central for the ‘Phrase of the Week’. Write it down, then enter it on the contest form at BrazilClubUSA.com.

‘Crossing Borders with Bebel Gilberto'

Hour 1: 

Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme

Que Nem Maré<>Jorge Vercilo/Perfil

Brazilia<>Waymon Tisdale/Face To Face

Upa Neginho<>Lenny Dale/Bossa Nova Sua Historia Sua Gente

Welcome to the Lounge              

Baby<>Bebel Gilberto/Bebel Gilberto

Special Announcement


Mal De Mim<>Djavan/Puzzle of Hearts

Maya’s Gift<>Oscar Castro-Neves/Tropical Heart


Set 2:

Introduce Next Set

É Preciso Perdoar<>Emilio Santiago/Nossa Onda É Essa

Bellavista<>Barrio Jazz Gang/Spectrum   

Introduce Next Song

So Nice<>Bebel Gilberto/Tanto Tempo

Solar<>Leo Gandelman/Solar

Noturna<>Silva with Marisa Monte/Silva Canta Marisa


Set 3: Brazilian Minute: ‘Carlos Lyra’ (Copa Air)

Introduce This Week’s Spotlight Song

Triste<>Elis Regina/Personalidade 

Nothing But A Song<>Tiago Iorc/Let Yourself In 

Ilha Dos Frades<>Velas/Velas   


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Hour 2:

Set 1:

Meu Bem, Meu Mal<>Gal Costa/Fantasia

Tanto Tempo<>Bebel Gilberto/Tanto Tempo

Welcome To Our Second Hour

Lamento<>Nelson Riddle/The Silver Collection

Stay With It<>Steve Cole with Rob Ryndak/Stay With It

Samba da Musa<>Latin Groove Connection/Brazilian Chill

Special Announcement 

Morning Gaze<>Quetzal Guerrero/Coiza Boa

Set 2:

Introduce Brazil Back2Back: Brazilian Crooners

All Around<>Bebel Gilberto/Bebel

Cabana<>Adam Dunning/Glass Bottom Boat     

Introduce Next Song

Come With Me<>Tania Maria/Come With Me

Antonio’s Song<>Michael Franks/Dragonfly Summer

The Mood Is Modal<>Beat Girls/The Mood Is Modal


Set 3:

Saudade Vem Correndo<>Bebel Gilberto/Tudo

Meu Amigo Ricardo<>Celia Vaz/Celia Vaz

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Next Week: Our ‘Crossing Borders’ trail leads west to the Brazilian jazz scene in Los Angeles to showcase the Brazilian side of singer and songwriter Kevyn Lettau.

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Always a pleasure,

Scott Adams

The Sounds of Brazil!


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