On Christmas eve on the Copacabana Beach Stevie Wonder and Gilberto Gil delighted hundreds of thousands as they performed together in Rio de Janeiro. Stevie Wonder amused fans first by speaking in Portuguese and then later by performing his own rendition of the bossa nova classic Girl from Ipanema.
Gilberto Gil certainly did not disappoint either. His performance was powerful as always and his tribute to Caetano Veloso and Maria Bethania’s recently deceased mother, Doña Cano, was heartwarming.
She lived a very long life and left us the most beautiful family”
This free concert is the latest of a series of live performance that the duo has engaged in throughout Brazil.