Gilberto Gil's Expresso 2222 Turns 50 — A Conversation and Concert

Monday, April 24, 2023

7:00 pm

1201: Elebash Recital Hall

Open to the Public

Photo of the João Luiz Guitar Quartet, with book cover of Expresso 2222
Admission Price

Free; Reservations Required


Brazilian singer-songwriter Gilberto Gil, known for his musical innovations and political activism, has moved audiences and influenced artists and thinkers around the world. His seminal 1972 album Expresso 2222, his first release after returning to Brazil from exile, turns 50 this year. In celebration, writers and musicians will discuss this groundbreaking work and publication of a new book paying tribute to Expresso 2222, followed by the João Luiz Guitar Quartet performing their own arrangements of songs from the album.

Presented with the Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies (CLACLS).

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