Gilberto Gil is a Brazilian singer, songwriter, and guitarist who has played a key role in the musical and cultural scene in Brazil. From co-founding the Tropicalismo movement in the sixties to acting as the Brazilian Minister of Culture in 2003, when Lula was the President, Gil has helped shape Brazilian music.
Bem Gil is Gilberto Gil’s son. He went to college to study Geography, but couldn’t resist the family calling and, like his father, became a musician. Bem Gil plays and tours with his father and also has his own band, Tono.
Here is what you can say in Portuguese when you see examples like this:
- Está no sangue/Tá no sangue = It runs in the family (literally, “It is in the blood”)
- O talento musical do Bem Gil está no sangue.
= Bem Gil’s musical talent runs in the family.
I hope you enjoy the MP3 widget and the music videos below!
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Editor’s note: This post was originally published in June 2012 and has been updated.
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