Mon 15 April 2019
Doors open: 19:00
£25 adv + cmsn
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, Islington, London, N1 2UN.
Entry Requirements: Under 16s accompanied by an adult
World renowned and multi-Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Bebel Gilberto has been enchanting fans and critics worldwide since her solo debut release in 1986.
Bebel is the daughter of bossa nova icon Joao Gilberto and is part of Brazilian musical royalty. Yet even with those deep roots, the singer has always aimed for her own space. Most recently that has meant heading toward a simplified sound which places the emphasis on her voice.
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 biggest selling Brazilian recording artists in the U.S. since the 1960s.
Critically-acclaimed albums followed including Bebel Gilberto (2004), on which she refined her sound to create an acoustic lounge style that showcased her strengths as a Brazilian composer, and Momento (Six Degrees 2007), which masterfully fused all her different musical styles. Bebel’s 2009 Grammy-nominated album All in One (Verve), brought to the fore Bebel’s personality and love for organic rhythms. In 2014, Bebel Gilberto released a beautiful concert DVD called Bebel Gilberto in Rio in Brazil, featuring a live concert on the beach in Rio. Returning to her trademark sultry Brazilian rhythms infused with electronic beats, Bebel followed up with a studio album Tudo, released in August 2015.
“Gilberto has been performing since childhood, and has Brazilian music woven into her DNA.”
“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.”
“Bebel Gilberto’s voice became one of the most recognizable in the world.”
“Bebel Gilberto has specialised in a laidback, misty fusion of bossa nova and electronica.”
Margins Cafe will be serving delicious, hot, homemade food at this event. All profits support The Margins Project, which works with people who face homelessness and crisis and is based here at the Chapel.
You must also have a ticket for this event to eat at Margins Cafe.
The Cafe opens to all ticket holders when the chapel doors open, scheduled to be 19:00 for this show.
We’re also taking limited early dinner reservations at 18:30 for this event. Be quick it can fill up fast!
How to book early dinner reservations:
You can book for dinner when buying your ticket through our site.
If the option doesn’t appear then it means dinner is fully booked.
If you have already purchased your ticket for this show you can check availability and book for all dates here.
If there are no tables available it will say ‘We are sorry but this event has sold out.’
Information for people with a reservation:
You’ll get an email with full details shortly before the event, however, you just need to come to the black gate to the left of the main entrance, marked Early Dinner Reservations at 18:30 and show your reservation and gig ticket.
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