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Royce Hall at UCLA
340 Royce Drive Los Angeles, CA 90095
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The weather was Cold . I wore boots and jeans.
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Gal Costa
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4.5 average rating
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M N. Red Velvet
13 events
6 reviews
4 stars
attended Oct 24 2009

Fabulous! She's even better in person

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10 reviews
6 stars
attended Oct 24 2009

Unbelievable!!! Gal Costa's voice is as beautiful and expressive as ever!!! Her pairing with Oscar Casta Neves was inspired. While she did not sing many of the songs for which she is most well known, the collection gave a wonderful insight into...continued

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8 stars
attended Oct 24 2009

Gal Costa was brilliant. Even though many of Costa's songs were sung in Portuguese, the beauty of the music could be felt by all those in attendance Saturday night. Oscar Castro-Neves was a perfect compliment with his guitar and piano; all in all...continued

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See and hear Gal Costa at the UCLA Live website.


Singer Gal Costa, one of the true voices and visionaries of modern Brazilian music, concentrates on the seductive intimacy and intricacy of samba and bossa novas in an exquisite duet concert with acclaimed guitarist Oscar Castro-Neves.

Costa’s groundbreaking recordings launched Brazil’s heady Tropicalia movement in the late ’60s; Songs by composers Caetano Veloso, Antonio Carlos Jobim and others were first made famous on Costa’s albums. She’ll revisit some of those hits, as well as music from her new albums, including “Bossa Tropical” and “Hoje,” both embraced by critics around the world.

Castro-Neves, who is also a noted composer- arranger-producer, had his first hit record in Brazil at age 16. A few years later he was at the forefront of the bossa nova invasion of the U.S., and ever since he has dazzled audiences with his distinctively warm, delicate and vivacious guitar.