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

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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

Reservations for this event are full. There will be a standby line on the day of the event, starting at 6:30 p.m.


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, join us for a discussion of this groundbreaking work and publication of a new book paying tribute to Expresso 2222 — featuring Mila Burns, associate director of the Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies (CLACLS) and assistant professor at Lehman College; Greg Caz, DJ and Brazilian music expert; and Ana Oliveira, editor of the book Expresso 2222. Following the conversation, the João Luiz Guitar Quartet performs their own new arrangements of songs from the album — featuring musicians Octavio Deluchi, Gabriele Leite, Eduardo Gutterres, and João Luiz.

Presented with the Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies (CLACLS) and the Consulate General of Brazil in New York.

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