When Cezar Santana arrives, acoustic guitar in hand, at Gil's Café on 71st Street near Collins Avenue, he expects the unexpected. He'd received a call from his friend Gil Santos, inviting him to take a turn at the new café Santos was about to open in NoBe, the increasingly South American oceanside neighborhood where Brazilian Portuguese peppers Argentine Spanish. The long-time Gil Santos Dance Studio owner from Brazil's Minas Gerais state told Santana to show up on October 6 for what could be a regular Saturday-night gig but offered no further details. "Mineiros are very much to the point," Santana would later shrug with a smile. Walking past the tables set out on the sidewalk and into the quaint restaurant, Santana wonders if he would be performing bossa nova standards solo, or if something... More >>>