The Girl From Bahia

Over her four-decade career, Gal Costa has done it all. She belted out songs of protest during the ’60s; came of age in the mid-’70s as one of Brazil's most recognizable voices; scored a multi-platinum hit — "Festa do Interior" — in the ’80s; and became a film star in the ’90s. All the while, Costa never ceased to reinvent herself as an artist, collaborating with luminaries such as Chico Buarque, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Caetano Veloso.

Then, last year, she dropped her band and did a successful weeklong residence at New York's Blue Note Jazz Club, backed solely by master guitarist Romero Lubambo of Trio da Paz. Fueled by the response from that gig, the duo is on a nationwide tour that includes a stop this Thursday at the Arsht Center, courtesy of the Rhythm Foundation. Expect standards by the likes of Jobim, Ary Barroso, and Dorival Caymmi, and be ready to sing along to “The Girl From Ipanema.”
Thu., Oct. 29, 8 p.m., 2009

 
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