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Gilberto Gil to Become New Brazil Culture Minister


Brazilian pop star Gilberto Gil leaves a press conference in a hotel lobby in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2002. Gil, Brazil's hugely popular Grammy-winning pop star, accepted an offer from President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to become the country's next culture minister



Gil to Become New Brazil Culture Minister


Dec 18, 1:34 AM (ET)

SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) - Gilberto Gil, Brazil's popular Grammy-winning pop star, accepted an offer from President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to become the country's next culture minister.

Gil, 60, was one of the creators of Tropicalia, which opened traditional bossa nova to rock 'n' roll, reggae and Latin sounds. He has sold millions of CDs and records worldwide.

He campaigned for Silva and is the most prominent member of Brazil's Green Party, which gained five seats in the Lower House elections in October and is allied with Silva's Workers Party.

In a news conference Tuesday, Gil said he has not yet formed goals for his new job, which he will begin when Silva takes office on Jan. 1.


"My first task is to listen inside myself and listen outside," Gil said.

He met with Silva over the weekend to discuss the job, but later said he wasn't sure whether to accept because he couldn't maintain his lifestyle on the $26,000 maximum salary.

After meeting with members of the Green Party, Gil told reporters he has Silva's permission to continue making money from his music.

"I can work from Monday through Friday at the ministry and do shows on Saturday and Sunday," he said.

Gil won a world music Grammy Award in 1999 for his "Quanta Live" album.

He founded Onda Azul (Blue Wave) in 1990. The nongovernmental group promotes environmental education and the preservation of river and sea ecological systems in Brazil.



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A pop star to become cultur minister hmmm, can that be a good thing? maybe if he can help solve some of the problems that exist in Brazil.

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Gilberti Gil has gone from exile to government minister


The leftist Lula won power in October


Gil has become an champion for black rights in Brazil



Wednesday, 18 December, 2002, 14:20 GMT
Former exile made Brazilian minister


Gilberto Gil, the Brazilian musician once arrested and imprisoned by the country's military government, has accepted an offer to become the country's next culture minister.
Gil was offered the post by President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the winner of the country's recent elections.

The 60-year-old is one of the leaders of the Tropicalia movement, which fuses jazz with samba, salsa and the Brazilian bossanova sound.

He has collaborated with reggae singer Jimmy Cliff and The Wailers, Bob Marley's legendary former band.

Gil is the most prominent member of the Green Party, who are sharing power with Mr Lula's Worker's Party.

The leftist government takes power on 1 January.

In a news conference, Gil said he has not yet set himself goals for his new job.

"My first task is to listen inside myself and listen outside," he said.

Gil has already met with the president-elect over the job. After the meeting he said could not decide whether to take the post because he was not sure he could stick to the $26,000 (£17,300) maximum salary.

Mr Lula has given Gil dispensation to earn money from his music while he holds the post.

"I can work from Monday through Friday at the ministry and do shows on Saturday and Sunday," he said.

Gil is one of the biggest stars in Brazil's music scene, and won best world music record, in the 1998 Grammys, for the album Quanta Ao Vivo.

His international success has included tours in the US and Europe and appearances at the Montreaux Jazz Festival.

But in the 60s his exotic, revolutionary blend of music was seen as provocative and inflammatory by the country's military junta.

He was placed in solitary confinement while the government decided his fate.

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He then spent three years in exile in the UK, playing with artists including Pink Floyd, Yes, The Incredible String Band and Rod Stewart.

Since his return to Brazil, and a deal with WEA since 1977, Gil has recorded many albums, the most successful being 1982's Gente Precisa Ver O Luar.

Gil has been an outspoken social commentator and has used his music to further black rights in Brazil.

He has been a member of parliament for the port city of Salvador since the mid 90s.
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Now I hope Pelé is named to an important position also.
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CONGRATS GILBERTO!!!
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Now I hope Pelé is named to an important position also.
I hope not cause Pelé is a ignorant. I don't know much about Gilberto Gil except that he's a Musician. But i do think that these kind of imporant positions should not be given to people cause of their popularity. Maybe Gilberto will be good, who knows? but he's no politician for sure.

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Maybe Gilberto will be good, who knows? but he's no politician for sure.
And should that be a BAD thing?????
Like if politicians knew something more than us "normal people"

And Gilberto is not a pop star. That sentece sucks. It makes people think he is a sort of Luis Miguel or something like that. He is an intelectual, a man who was engaged on many of our people fights for freedom during the dictators period.

Oh, and btw, he IS a politician. Try doing some research before you speak. Its not the first time you type about something you dont have a clue about.

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And should that be a BAD thing?????
Like if politicians knew something more than us "normal people"

And Gilberto is not a pop star. That sentece sucks. It makes people think he is a sort of Luis Miguel or something like that. He is an intelectual, a man who was engaged on many of our people fights for freedom during the dictators period.

Oh, and btw, he IS a politician. Try doing some research before you speak. Its not the first time you type about something you dont have a clue about.
OH shut up, i know pretty well what im talking about. It's simply that many people that don't have a clue about politics become one cause of fame these days. He might be good, cause he seems to be a good man, but beeing a politician is not the same thing as beeing a popular singer.

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And you tell ME to shut up?? LOL

Alright, mister insider. Keep it like you wish. I´m sure you would know a lot more than me anyway.......
I just live in Brazil. That means nothing

And again, he aint a pop singer. And AGAIN, he is a politician.

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I know you're just one of many retarded brazilians but i thought you were capable of reading atleast LOL.


"Brazilian pop star Gilberto Gil leaves a press conference in a hotel lobby in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil"


A pop star turned politician maybe, smartass

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I know you're just one of many retarded brazilians but i thought you were capable of reading atleast LOL.


"Brazilian pop star Gilberto Gil leaves a press conference in a hotel lobby in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil"


A pop star turned politician maybe, smartass
Alright, I told you. You´re very smart for believing in everything you read. I won´t have a discussion with you, because I don´t wanna get dirty.
It´s not the first time you insert your whole head in a bucket of shit, confessing you have NO KNOWLEDGE whatsoever about the subject you wish to discuss.

And to make it worse you come up with that ignorant first sentence that shouldn´t even be repeated.

Just come to Brazil some day, to have civilized debates with some of these "many retards". I bet that around 80% of them would make you look absolutely stupid. Take care. And wear that BEAUTIFUL SENTENCE of yours as a sig, so everyone can see how fucked up you are...


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What? Can't pick on people in real life hitman? So you have to come on the board to do this? Why bother?

And yeah don't believe everything you read. I think you should have taken that advice personally


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What the hell are you talking about Posh?
And I believe that subject shouldnt be posted on the board. If you have something to talk to me, do it through PM, or start a thread for it.

Im not picking on people, even. I dont like when I see people criticize things they dont know about, except for what´s written in an article. That´s not enough information.
And this was not personal, although you for some reason think it was.

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OH i didn't think it was personal. I just thought that it was a bit hilarious, that just because Nick was just referring to the information in the article, yet you seem to think he is a no-brain moron who posts shit. He was just stating what he read in the article. Did you take his comments as an offense or what?


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Alright, I told you. You´re very smart for believing in everything you read. I won´t have a discussion with you, because I don´t wanna get dirty.
It´s not the first time you insert your whole head in a bucket of shit, confessing you have NO KNOWLEDGE whatsoever about the subject you wish to discuss.

And to make it worse you come up with that ignorant first sentence that shouldn´t even be repeated.

Just come to Brazil some day, to have civilized debates with some of these "many retards". I bet that around 80% of them would make you look absolutely stupid. Take care. And wear that BEAUTIFUL SENTENCE of yours as a sig, so everyone can see how fucked up you are...


I have family in Brazil so i know the situation, thank you. But im sure if 80% of the brazilians are on your level it won't make much sense for discussions. Oh well, since you are so funny you'll be added on my sig too

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