Gilberto Gil

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For every generation, music has always been a way to pass on a message.

Brazilian society has adopted samba as its national music. And Rio de Janeiro is home to one of its many expressions: the samba from the samba schools, the samba of the favelas.

There are obviously other elements, such as its melodic and thematic varieties, but rhythm and syncopation are the main elements of samba.

It's a great melting pot, that's one of the key things Brazil has to offer the world today. The mixture, the diversity. Brazil has been like that since its birth and I think it can enrich the rest of the world through its own diversity.

During my childhood I was very curious. I was also very active as teenager. I carried this curiosity into adulthood with a focus on learning different disciplines. Now at 70, I suppose I consider myself to be an old child.

I still pay a lot of attention to today's scene, for instance hip hop and other popular music trends in the world. But I'd say my main sources of inspiration are classic Brazilian pop, American jazz, rhythm and blues, and also Central American styles such as salsa and reggae.

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