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One evening Gil leaves the office flora gilberto gil seven and drives across town to open a concert hall which is being renamed in honour of a punky tropicalista singer called Cassia Eller, who died of a drugs overdose last year. Gil enters the crowded hall to rapturous applause, and improvises a tender speech about the singer's life and importance.

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He tells the emotional audience to treat the building like their own home: He flora gilberto gil with blown kisses and says, self-mockingly, 'I have to go now - to attend to ministerialish things!

He checks himself in, walks to the departure gate, his guitar slung over his back - a modern troubadour, taking his message from city to city. I catch up with flora gilberto gil, and say how un-ministerial the guitar is.


He tells me a story about being at Rome airport during a recent European tour. It looks really good, really good.

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Walking across the Tarmac to a plane to Rio, I ask Gil casually if he is tired I'm reeling with exhaustion. Now I have had to adapt flora gilberto gil exactly the reverse life. It's about good physical form.

Gil is outgoing and sociable; he kisses children, shakes hands with old and young, has his photo taken and engages in earnest intellectual debate with anyone who approaches him anywhere, any time of day or night.

Flora gilberto gil if he wants to, he can also make himself almost invisible.


When he settles into his business-class seat, and opens a copy of the Economist, he shrinks; everyone notices him, but no one flora gilberto gil to talk. Except one night on another flight, when a beautiful, fiftysomething rock chick in a lacey outfit whispers 'Beleza!

He blows one back and carries on reading.

Next morning, we are km south of Rio in the magical town of Parati, the most perfectly restored example of Portuguese colonial architecture in Brazil. There was no paved road here until the late Eighties, flora gilberto gil cars are still banned from the narrow cobbled streets.

Liz Calder, the London-based director of the publishing house Flora gilberto gil, owns a house in the town and dreamt for years of founding a literary festival here.

Gil travels through the town with the mayor, in an eighteenth-century horse-drawn cart, and then crowds gather as he walks through the streets. After cocktails and conversation at the opening ceremony, the Minister takes the microphone to make a speech.

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Dressed in a natty black jacket by hip label Yes, Brasilhe begins slowly, building to a pitch of excitement, like a preacher. The sweating audience is transfixed. Culture isn't flora gilberto gil special that you have to think flora gilberto gil, explains Gil, it's part of life, like the toilet in your house - he already has his stock phrases, like any politician.

He says that if forthcoming tax reforms go through, there will be more money for culture. Liz Calder describes it as his 'rice and beans' speech.

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