Gilberto Gil wears many hats, most notably as an international warrior for environmental causes and civil rights. But above all, he is a Brazilian superstar, somewhat comparable to a musically sophisticated Bob Dylan. The sound quality of Gilberto Gil’s Quanta Live, which was recorded at Rio de Janeiro’s Teatro Jo o Caetano last year, is as exciting as his material. The veteran of a successful 30-year career in music, the music on the live album is culled primarily from the studio recorded Quanta, a survey of Gil’s work over the three decades.
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