HALL PRESENTS BRAZILIAN VOCALIST GAL COSTA IN
STERN AUDITORIUM/PERELMAN STAGE ON MARCH 24 AT 8:00 PM
On Thursday, March 24 at 8:00 p.m., vocalist and icon of the
Tropicalismo movement Gal Costa performs classic bossa nova standards
along with her own trademark songs in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman
Stage. Highly regarded for her elegant voice and a career that spans over 40
years and more than 30 acclaimed records, Costa has been called one of the
world's most graceful singers, and is a long-standing icon of Brazilian music.
She is credited as an influential part of the Tropicalismo movement—which
combines sensuous Brazilian bossa nova with heavy rock—that has been a mainstay
of Latin music since the late 1960s. To hear samples of Gal Costa’s most
popular recordings, visit myspace.com/galcostaofficial/music.
Born Maria da Graça Costa Penna Burgos in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil in 1945, Gal
Costa first became interested in bossa nova after listening to João Gilberto's Chega
de Saudade on the radio. Her first professional performance was as part of
the opening concert to inaugurate the Vila Velha Theatre in her home town where
she was one of a small group of "promising" newcomers including
Gilberto Gil, Tom Zé, Caetano Veloso, and Veloso’s sister, Maria Bethânia—each
of whom would later become some of Costa’s long-time musical collaborators.Program Information
Thursday, March 24 at 8:00 p.m.Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
GAL COSTA, Vocals
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