Bebel Gilberto

+ Carwyn Ellis & Rio 18

Sunday 27 March 2022 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall
Belvedere Road
020 3879 9555

7:30pm Carwyn Ellis & Rio 18

8:30pm Bebel Gilberto

World renowned and multi-Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Bebel Gilberto debuts work from her new album Agora.

A member of Brazilian musical royalty, Bebel has been enchanting fans and critics worldwide since her solo debut release in 1986. She catapulted onto the global music scene with a track on the celebrated compilation CD, RED HOT + RIO, followed by the worldwide success of her hit breakout album Tanto Tempo in 2000. The album featured her trademark electronic bossa nova, taking over clubs around the world and positioning Bebel as one of the top-selling Brazilian artists in the US since the ’60s.

‘Bebel Gilberto has specialised in a laidback, misty fusion of bossa nova and electronica’ The Guardian

‘Melodies float atop bossa-tinged arrangements unobtrusively, as if the songs weren’t necessarily meant to catch your ear so much as caress your cheek’ Pitchfork

Carwyn Ellis’ Rio 18 is a joyous evocation of Brazilian music put through a North Wales filter and a global perspective. Songs sung in Welsh combined with distinct pop and South American flavours drawn from Bossa Nova, Cumbia, Samba and Tropicalismo styles.