Memorial Broadcast - João Gilberto

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 6:00pm to Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 1:00am
Tune in this Wednesday from 6pm to 1am to listen a Memorial Broadcast dedicated to João Gilberto. The show will encompass from his early and rare recordings before Bossa Nova to his most recent solo album released in 2004 along with relevant historical background. We will also feature exclusive WKCR interviews with important characters that were involved with João Gilberto such as the producer Creed Taylor, and one of the Tropicália artists Gilberto Gil. Hosted by Augusto Ghiotto and Jassvan DeLima .

Born on June 10, 1931 in Juazeiro, state of Bahia, Brazil, João Gilberto Prado Pereira de Oliveira became known as the father of Bossa Nova and the creator of its original beat. With few of his own compositions, he reached fame with his interpretations with his unique voice and guitar. In this Memorial Broadcast, we will focus on his seminal album released in 1959, "Chega de Saudade", his recordings with Stan Getz and his later recordings with Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso and Maria Bethania.