Where are you, João Gilberto? at the Outremont Theatre
This Sunday, “L’Art en vues” will take you to Brazil with the documentary Where are you, João Gilberto? by Georges Gachot, a film about the founding father of the bossa-nova who passed away last summer. Adapted from the book Hobalala by German journalist and author Marc Fischer, this documentary sets out in search of the legend of modern music, still alive but now in the shadows rather than the spotlight. A masterful documentary that passionately brings an important figure of Brazilian music back into focus.
During our 37th edition, this documentary received the Best Essay Award.
Schedule: Sunday, March 15 at 4 pm at the Outremont Theatre.
Prices: $ 10
- His first album Chega de Saudade inaugurated the “bossa-nova” genre and soon became a commercial success.
- He is a self-taught musicien: he learns the guitar at the age of 14.
- In the song Chega de Saudade, him and his colleagues invented a new way of playing the guitar : the base line follows a regular tempo while the guitar chords do the opposite.
- His major hit was in 1964 with the song A Garota de Ipanema (The Girl From Ipanema), with the musician Stan Getz and the singer Astrud Gilberto (his wife at the time). Among others, this song will be covered by Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Ella Fitzgerald.
In 2000, Gilberto won the nomination for the Best World Music Album category in the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards for his work in the album João Voz e Violão.