What: Gal Costa and Romero Lubambo
Where: Hill Auditorium
When: Saturday, November 7, 8 pm
According to Wikipedia, Gal Costa’s mother Mariah listened to classical music for hours during her pregnancy so that her unborn child would grow to appreciate music. Little did she know that her daughter would go on to be Brazil’s most famous diva, with over 35 albums and a successful career in music spanning over 40 years (and still counting). I listened to a sample of her music on her website (http://www.galcosta.com.br/index.php?language=en). In her deep full-bodied voice, Brazilian pop sounds so refreshing. She will be performing alongside Romero Lubambo, whom Herbie Mann,the 1960s’ jazz music’s preeminent flautist, described as “the best Brazilian guitarist there is”. When artists get such glowing reviews, it is one’s duty to go check them out. Don’t you think so?