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Death of Astrud Gilberto, Brazilian song icon and singer of “The Girl from Ipanema”

The Brazilian singer, known in particular for her collaboration with Stan Getz in the sixties, had also signed a song in France with Etienne Daho. She was 83 years old.

After Gal Costa in November 2022, another icon of Brazilian song disappears. This is Astrud Gilberto, known for having sung on the famous song The girl from Ipanema of Stan Getz and João Gilberto, announced this Tuesday Brazilian media. He was 83 years old.

At the age of 23 at the time of recording this mythical title, she sings the lyrics in English while her then-husband, the singer and guitarist João Gilberto, sings the lyrics in Portuguese.

His return with Daho

Astrud Gilberto sings in both Portuguese and English. Very active in the 1960s, he retired in the early 1970s, before returning in the late 1990s.

The singer notably collaborates with George Michael on the track. out of tune in 1996, then the same year with Etienne Daho in The banks of the Seineone of the key titles of his album Eden.

With a discreet personality, Astrud Gilberto had founded her own production company, Gregmar, and campaigned in defense of the animal cause. He had written a book on the subject, Animals Need Our Help!!!.

Author: Jerome Lachasse
Source: BFM TV

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