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Gilberto Passos Gil Moreira (born 26 June 1942), better known as Gilberto Gil
Gilberto Gil
(Brazilian Portuguese: [ʒiɫˈbɛxtu ʒiɫ] or [ʒiu̯ˈbɛɾtʊ ʒiu̯]), is a Brazilian singer, guitarist, and songwriter, known for both his musical innovation and political activism. From 2003 to 2008, he served as Brazil's Minister of Culture in the administration of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Gil's musical style incorporates an eclectic range of influences, including rock, Brazilian genres including samba, African music, and reggae. Gil started to play music as a child and was a teenager when he joined his first band. He began his career as a bossa nova musician and grew to write songs that reflected a focus on political awareness and social activism. He was a key figure in the Música popular brasileira and tropicália movements of the 1960s, alongside artists such as longtime collaborator Caetano Veloso. The Brazilian military regime that took power in 1964 saw both Gil and Veloso as a threat, and the two were held for nine months in 1969 before they were told to leave the country. Gil moved to London, but returned to Bahia
Bahia
in 1972 and continued his musical career, as well as working as a politician and environmental advocate.

Contents

1 Early life (1942–1963) 2 Musical career (1963–present) 3 Political career (1987–present) 4 Personal life 5 Musical style and influences 6 Discography 7 Awards, nominations, and positions 8 See also 9 References

9.1 Sources

10 External links

Early life (1942–1963)[edit] Gil was born in Salvador and spent much of his childhood in nearby Ituaçu. Ituaçu
Ituaçu
was a small town of fewer than a thousand people, located in the sertão, or countryside, of Bahia.[1] His father, José Gil Moreira, was a doctor; his mother, Claudina Passos Gil Moreira, an elementary school teacher.[1][2] As a young boy, he attended a Marist Brothers school.[3] Gil remained in Ituaçu
Ituaçu
until he was nine years old, returning to Salvador for secondary school. Gil's interest in music was precocious: "When I was only two or two and a half", he recalled, "I told my mother I was going to become a musician or a president of my country".[4] He grew up listening to the forró music of his native northeast,[2] and took an interest in the street performers of Salvador.[5] Early on, he began to play the drums and the trumpet, through listening to Bob Nelson on the radio.[6] Gil's mother was the "chief supporter" in his musical ambitions; she bought him an accordion and, when he was ten years old, sent him to music school in Salvador which he attended for four years.[1][4] As an accordionist, Gil first played classical music, but grew more interested in the folk and popular music of Brazil.[1] He was particularly influenced by singer and accordion player Luiz Gonzaga; he began to sing and play the accordion in an emulation of Gonzaga's recordings.[7] Gil has noted that he grew to identify with Gonzaga "because he sang about the world around [him], the world that [he] encountered".[8] During his years in Salvador, Gil encountered the music of songwriter Dorival Caymmi, who he says represented to him the "beach-oriented" samba music of Salvador.[8] Gonzaga and Caymmi were Gil's formative influences.[1] While in Salvador, Gil was introduced to many other styles of music, including American big band jazz and tango.[8] In 1950 Gil moved back to Salvador with his family. It was there, while in high school, that he joined his first band, Os Desafinados ("The Out of Tunes"), in which he played accordion and vibraphone and sang.[1] Os Desafinados was influenced by American rock and roll musicians like Elvis Presley, as well as singing groups from Rio de Janeiro.[1] The band was active for two to three years. Soon afterwards, inspired by Brazilian musician João Gilberto, he settled on the guitar as his primary instrument and began to play bossa nova.[5] Musical career (1963–present)[edit] Gil met guitarist and singer Caetano Veloso
Caetano Veloso
at the Universidade Federal da Bahia
Bahia
(Federal University of Bahia) in 1963. The two began collaborating and performing together, releasing a single and EP.[2] Along with Maria Bethânia
Maria Bethânia
(Veloso's sister), Gal Costa, and Tom Zé, Gil and Veloso performed bossa nova and traditional Brazilian songs at the Vila Velha Theatre's opening night in July 1964, a show entitled Nós, por Exemplo ("Us, for Example").[6] Gil and the group continued to perform at the venue and he eventually became a musical director of the concert series.[9] Gil collaborated again with members of this collective on the landmark 1968 album Tropicália: ou Panis et Circenses, whose style was influenced by The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, an album Gil listened to constantly.[10] Gil describes Tropicália: ou Panis et Circenses as the birth of the tropicália movement.[1] As Gil describes it, tropicália, or tropicalismo, was a conflation of musical and cultural developments that had occurred in Brazil
Brazil
during the 1950s and 1960s—primarily bossa nova and the Jovem Guarda ("Young Wave") collective—with rock and roll music from the United States and Europe, a movement deemed threatening by the Brazilian government of the time.[11] Early on in the 1960s, Gil earned income primarily from selling bananas in a shopping mall and composing jingles for television advertisements;[5] he was also briefly employed by the Brazilian division of Unilever, Gessy-Lever.[6] He moved to São Paulo
São Paulo
in 1965 and had a hit single when his song "Louvação" (which later appeared on the album of the same name) was released by Elis Regina. His first hit as a solo artist was the 1969 song "Aquele Abraço".[5] Gil also performed in several television programs throughout the 1960s, which often included other "tropicalistas", members of the Tropicalismo movement.[6] One of these programs, Divino Maravilhoso, which featured Veloso, gained attention from government television censors after it aired a satirical version of the national anthem in December 1968.[12] In February 1969 Gil and Veloso were arrested by the Brazilian military government, brought from São Paulo
São Paulo
to Rio de Janeiro, and spent three months in prison and another four under house arrest,[1][11] before being freed on the condition that they leave the country. Veloso was the first to be arrested; the police moved to Gil's home soon afterward. Veloso had directed his then-wife Andréa Gadelha to warn Gil about the possibility of arrest, but Gil was eventually brought into the police van along with Veloso.[13] They were given no reason or charge for their arrest.[1] Gil believes that the government felt his actions "represent[ed] a threat [to them], something new, something that can't quite be understood, something that doesn't fit into any of the clear compartments of existing cultural practices, and that won't do. That is dangerous."[14] During his prison sentence, Gil began to meditate, follow a macrobiotic diet, and read about Eastern philosophy.[2] He composed four songs during his imprisonment, among them "Cérebro Electrônico" ("Electronic Brain"), which first appeared on his 1969 album Gilberto Gil
Gilberto Gil
1969, and later on his 2006 album Gil Luminoso.[15] Thereafter, Gil and Veloso were exiled to London, England after being offered to leave Brazil.[16] The two played a last Brazilian concert together in Salvador in July 1969, and travelled to Portugal, Paris, and London.[1] He and Veloso took a house in Chelsea, sharing it with their manager and wives.[17] Gil was involved in the organisation of the 1971 Glastonbury Free Festival[17] and was exposed to reggae while living in London; he recalls listening to Bob Marley
Bob Marley
(whose songs he later covered), Jimmy Cliff, and Burning Spear.[1] He was heavily influenced by and involved with the city's rock scene as well, performing with Yes, Pink Floyd, and the Incredible String Band.[1][5] However, he also performed solo, recording Gilberto Gil
Gilberto Gil
(Nêga) while in London. In addition to involvement in the reggae and rock scenes, Gil attended performances by jazz artists, including Miles Davis
Miles Davis
and Sun Ra.[1]

Gilberto Gil
Gilberto Gil
performing in 2007

When he went back to Bahia
Bahia
in 1972, Gil focused on his musical career and environmental advocacy work.[18] He released Expresso 2222
Expresso 2222
the same year, from which two popular singles were released. Gil toured the United States and recorded an English-language album as well, continuing to release a steady stream of albums throughout the 1970s, including Realce
Realce
and Refazenda. In the early 1970s Gil participated in a resurgence of the Afro-Brazilian
Afro-Brazilian
afoxé tradition in Carnaval, joining the Filhos de Gandhi ("Sons of Gandhi") performance group,[19] which only allowed black Brazilians to join.[20] Gil also recorded a song titled "Patuscada de Gandhi" written about the Filhos de Gandhi that appeared on his 1977 album Refavela. Greater attention was paid to afoxé groups in Carnaval because of the publicity that Gil had provided to them through his involvement; the groups increased in size as well.[21] In the late 1970s he left Brazil
Brazil
for Africa and visited Senegal, Ivory Coast, and Nigeria. He also worked with Jimmy Cliff
Jimmy Cliff
and released a cover of "No Woman, No Cry" with him in 1980, a number one hit that introduced reggae to Brazil.[5] In 1996, Gil contributed "Refazenda" to the AIDS-Benefit Album Red Hot + Rio produced by the Red Hot Organization. In 1998 the live version of his album Quanta won Gil the Grammy Award for Best World Music Album. In 2005 he won the Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Contemporary World Music Album for Eletracústico. In May 2005 he was awarded the Polar Music Prize
Polar Music Prize
by Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
in Stockholm,[22] the prize's first Latin American recipient. On October 16 of the same year he received the Légion d'honneur
Légion d'honneur
from the government of France, coinciding with the Année du Brésil en France ("Brazil's Year in France").[23] In 2010 he released the album Fé Na Festa, a record devoted to forró, a style of music from Brazil's northeast. His tour to promote this album received some negative feedback from fans who were expecting to hear a set featuring his hits.[24] In 2013, Gilberto Gil plays his own role as a singer and promoter of cultural diversity in a long feature documentary shot around the southern hemisphere by Swiss filmmaker Pierre-Yves Borgeaud, Viramundo: a musical journey with Gilberto Gil, distributed worldwide. The film also inaugurates the T.I.D.E. experiment for pan-European and multi-support releases.[25] Political career (1987–present)[edit]

Gil with former President of Brazil
President of Brazil
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

Gil describes his attitude towards politics thus: "I'd rather see my position in the government as that of an administrator or manager. But politics is a necessary ingredient."[26] His political career began in 1987, when he was elected to a local post in Bahia
Bahia
and became the Salvador secretary of culture.[27] In 1988, he was elected to the city council and subsequently became city commissioner for environmental protection. However, he left the office after one term and declined to run for the National Congress of Brazil.[26] In 1990, Gil left the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party
Brazilian Democratic Movement Party
and joined the Green Party.[28] During this period, Gil founded the environmental protection organization Onda Azul ("Blue Wave"), which worked to protect Brazilian waters.[18] He maintained a full-time musical career at the same time, and withdrew temporarily from politics in 1992, following the release Parabolicamará, considered to be one of his most successful efforts.[2] On October 16, 2001 Gil accepted his nomination to be a Goodwill Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, having promoted the organization before his appointment.[29] When President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
took office in January 2003, he chose Gil as Brazil's new Minister of Culture, the second black person to serve in the country's cabinet. The appointment was controversial among political and artistic figures and the Brazilian press; a remark Gil made about difficulties with his salary received particular criticism.[30] Gil had not been a member of Lula's Workers' Party and had not participated in creating its cultural program.[30] Shortly after becoming Minister, Gil began a partnership between Brazil
Brazil
and Creative Commons. As Minister, he sponsored a program called Culture Points, which gave grants to provide music technology and education to people living in poor areas of the country's cities.[31] Gil asserted that "You've now got young people who are becoming designers, who are making it into media and being used more and more by television and samba schools and revitalizing degraded neighborhoods. It's a different vision of the role of government, a new role."[32] Gil also expressed interest in a program to establish an Internet repository of freely downloadable Brazilian music.[14] Following Gil's appointment, the department's expenditures increased by over 50 percent.[33] In November 2007 Gil announced his intention to resign from his post due to a vocal cord polyp.[34] Lula rejected Gil's first two attempts to resign, but accepted a further request in July 2008. Lula said on this occasion that Gil was "going back to being a great artist, going back to giving priority to what is most important" to him.[35] Personal life[edit] Gil has been married four times. His fourth wife is Flora Nair Giordano Gil Moreira. The couple has five children, four of whom are still living. The fifth child – Pedro Gil, Egotrip's drummer – died in a car accident in 1990.[36] Preta Gil, an actress and singer, is his daughter. Gil's religious beliefs have changed significantly over his lifetime. Originally, he was a Christian, but was later influenced by Eastern philosophy and religion, and, later, explored African spirituality. He is an agnostic.[36] He practices yoga and is a vegetarian.[11] Gil has been open about the fact that he has smoked marijuana for much of his life. He has said he believes "that drugs should be treated like pharmaceuticals, legalized, although under the same regulations and monitoring as medicines".[37] Musical style and influences[edit]

"Oslodum"

Gil recorded "Oslodum" for the 2004 compilation album The Wired CD, an album composed of songs licensed under the Creative Commons. The song is heavily influenced by samba reggae, one of the many elements of Gil's style. The title is a play on the name Olodum, a major samba reggae cultural group based in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

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Gil is a tenor, but he sings in the baritone or falsetto register, with lyrics and/or scat syllables. His lyrics are on subjects that range from philosophy to religion, folktales, and word play.[38] Gil's musical style incorporates a broad range of influences. The first music he was exposed to included The Beatles and street performers in various metropolitan areas of Bahia. During his first years as a musician, Gil performed primarily in a blend of traditional Brazilian styles with two-step rhythms, such as baião and samba.[4] He states that "My first phase was one of traditional forms. Nothing experimental at all. Caetano [Veloso] and I followed in the tradition of Luiz Gonzaga
Luiz Gonzaga
and Jackson do Pandeiro, combining samba with northeastern music."[4] As one of the pioneers of tropicália, influences from genres such as rock and punk have been pervasive in his recordings, as they have been in those of other stars of the period, including Caetano Veloso
Caetano Veloso
and Tom Zé. Gil's interest in the blues-based music of rock pioneer Jimi Hendrix, in particular, has been described by Veloso as having "extremely important consequences for Brazilian music".[39] Veloso also noted the influence of Brazilian guitarist and singer Jorge Ben on Gil's musical style, coupled with that of traditional music.[39] After the height of tropicália in the 1960s, Gil became increasingly interested in black culture, particularly in the Jamaican musical genre of reggae. He described the genre as "a form of democratizing, internationalizing, speaking a new language, a Heideggerian form of passing along fundamental messages".[40] Visiting Lagos, Nigeria, in 1976 for the Festival of African Culture (FESTAC), Gil met fellow musicians Fela Kuti
Fela Kuti
and Stevie Wonder.[1] He became inspired by African music and later integrated some of the styles he had heard in Africa, such as juju and highlife, into his own recordings.[41] One of the most famous of these African-influenced records was the 1977 album Refavela, which included "No Norte da Saudade" (To the North of Sadness), a song heavily influenced by reggae.[42] When Gil returned to Brazil
Brazil
after the visit, he focused on Afro-Brazilian
Afro-Brazilian
culture, becoming a member of the Carnaval afoxé group Filhos de Gandhi. Conversely, his 1980s musical repertoire presented an increased development of dance trends, such as disco and soul, as well as the previous incorporation of rock and punk.[40] However, Gil says that his 1994 album Acoustic was not such a new direction, as he had previously performed unplugged with Caetano Veloso. He describes the method of playing as easier than other types of performance, as the energy of acoustic playing is simple and influenced by its roots.[43] Gil has been criticized for a conflicting involvement in both authentic Brazilian music and the worldwide musical arena. He has had to walk a fine line, simultaneously remaining true to traditional Bahian styles and engaging with commercial markets. Listeners in Bahia have been much more accepting of his blend of music styles, while those in southeast Brazil
Brazil
felt at odds with it.[40] Discography[edit]

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1967: Louvação 1968: Gilberto Gil
Gilberto Gil
(with Os Mutantes) 1968: Tropicália: ou Panis et Circencis (with Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, Os Mutantes) 1969: Gilberto Gil
Gilberto Gil
(Cérebro Eletrônico) 1970: "Copacabana Mon Amour" 1971: Gilberto Gil
Gilberto Gil
(Nêga) 1972: Barra 69: Caetano e Gil Ao Vivo na Bahia 1972: Expresso 2222 1974: Gilberto Gil
Gilberto Gil
Ao Vivo 1975: "Gil e Jorge: Ogum Xangô" (with Jorge Ben) 1975: Refazenda 1976: Doces Bárbaros
Doces Bárbaros
(with Gal Costa, Caetano Veloso, and Maria Bethânia) 1977: Refavela 1978: Gilberto Gil
Gilberto Gil
Ao Vivo em Montreux 1978: Refestança (with Rita Lee) 1979: Nightingale 1979: Realce 1981: Brasil ( João Gilberto
João Gilberto
album featuring Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil and Maria Bethânia) 1981: Luar (A Gente Precisa Ver o Luar) 1982: Um Banda Um 1983: Extra 1984: Quilombo (Trilha Sonora) 1984: Raça Humana 1985: Dia Dorim Noite Neon 1987: Gilberto Gil
Gilberto Gil
em Concerto 1987: Soy Loco Por Ti America 1987: Trem Para As Estrelas (Trilha Sonora) 1988: Ao Vivo em Tóquio 1989: O Eterno Deus Mu Dança 1991: Parabolicamará 1994: Acoustic

1994: Tropicalia 2 (with Caetano Veloso) 1995: Esoterico: Live in USA 1994 1995: Oriente: Live in Tokyo 1996: Em Concerto 1996: Luar 1997: Indigo Blue 1997: Quanta 1998: Ao Vivo em Tóquio 1998: O Sol de Oslo 1998: O Viramundo (Ao Vivo) 1998: Quanta Live 2000: Me, You, Them 2001: Gil & Milton (with Milton Nascimento) 2001: São João Vivo 2002: Kaya N'Gan Daya 2002: Z: 300 Anos de Zumbi 2004: Eletrácustico 2005: Ao Vivo 2005: As Canções de Eu Tu Eles 2005: Soul of Brazil 2006: Gil Luminoso 2006: Rhythms of Bahia 2008: Banda Larga Cordel 2009: Bandadois 2010: Fé Na Festa 2014: Gilbertos Samba

Awards, nominations, and positions[edit]

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Year Work Award Result

1981 N/A Anchieta Medal— São Paulo
São Paulo
City Council Won

1986 N/A The Gold Dolphin—Government of the State of Rio de Janeiro Won

1990 N/A Ordre des Arts et des Lettres—Ministry of Culture of France Won

1990 N/A Commendator of the Order of Rio Branco Won

1997 N/A Ordre national du Mérite Won

1999 Quanta Live Grammy Award—Best World Music Album Won

1999 N/A Order of Cultural Merit—Ministry of Culture Won

1999 N/A UNESCO Artist for Peace—United Nations Won

2001 Eu Tu Eles Cinema Brazil
Brazil
Grand Prize—Best Music Nominated

2001 As Canções De Eu, Tu, Eles Latin Grammy Award—Brazilian Roots/Regional Album Won

2001 N/A Goodwill Ambassador—Food and Agriculture Organization Won

2002 Viva São João! Passista Trophy—Long Documentary – Best Score Won

2002 São João Vivo Latin Grammy Award—Best Brazilian Roots/Regional Album Won

2005 Eletracústico Grammy Award—Best Contemporary World Music Album Won

2005 N/A Polar Music Prize Won

2005 N/A Légion d'honneur Won

2016 Gilbertos Samba
Samba
Ao Vivo Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best World Music Album Nominated

Political offices

Preceded by Francisco Weffort Minister of Culture of Brazil 2003–2008 Succeeded by Juca Ferreira

See also[edit]

Vamos Fugir (pt)

References[edit]

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Gilberto Gil
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Caetano Veloso
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discography on Slipcue.com

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Gilberto Gil

Studio albums

Louvação
Louvação
(1967) Gilberto Gil
Gilberto Gil
[with Os Mutantes] (1968) Gilberto Gil
Gilberto Gil
(Cérebro Eletrônico) (1969) Expresso 2222
Expresso 2222
(1972) "Gil e Jorge: Ogum Xangô" (1975) Realce
Realce
(1979) Brasil [featuring Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil
Gilberto Gil
and Maria Bethânia] (1981) Extra (1983) As Canções de Eu Tu Eles (2005) Gil Luminoso (2006)

Compilation albums

Tropicália: ou Panis et Circencis [with Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, Os Mutantes] (1968)

Live albums

Doces Bárbaros
Doces Bárbaros
[with Gal Costa, Caetano Veloso, and Maria Bethânia] (1976) Quanta Live
Quanta Live
(1998)

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Ministers of Culture (1985–2018)

José Aparecido de Oliveira Aluísio Pimenta Celso Furtado Hugo Napoleão do Rego Neto José Aparecido de Oliveira Ipojuca Pontes Sérgio Paulo Rouanet Antônio Houaiss Jerônimo Moscardo Luiz Roberto do Nascimento e Silva Francisco Weffort Gilberto Gil Juca Ferreira Ana de Hollanda Marta Suplicy

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Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year

Emilio Estefan
Emilio Estefan
(2000) Julio Iglesias
Julio Iglesias
(2001) Vicente Fernández
Vicente Fernández
(2002) Gilberto Gil
Gilberto Gil
(2003) Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana
(2004) José José
José José
(2005) Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin
(2006) Juan Luis Guerra
Juan Luis Guerra
(2007) Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan
(2008) Juan Gabriel
Juan Gabriel
(2009) Plácido Domingo
Plácido Domingo
(2010) Shakira
Shakira
(2011) Caetano Veloso
Caetano Veloso
(2012) Miguel Bosé
Miguel Bosé
(2013) Joan Manuel Serrat
Joan Manuel Serrat
(2014) Roberto Carlos (2015) Marc Anthony
Marc Anthony
(2016) Alejandro Sanz
Alejandro Sanz
(2017)

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Laureates of the Polar Music Prize

1990s

Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
/ the Baltic states
Baltic states
(1992) Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie
/ Witold Lutosławski
Witold Lutosławski
(1993) Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
/ Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Nikolaus Harnoncourt
(1994) Elton John
Elton John
/ Mstislav Rostropovich
Mstislav Rostropovich
(1995) Joni Mitchell
Joni Mitchell
/ Pierre Boulez
Pierre Boulez
(1996) Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
/ Eric Ericson
Eric Ericson
(1997) Ray Charles
Ray Charles
/ Ravi Shankar
Ravi Shankar
(1998) Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
/ Iannis Xenakis
Iannis Xenakis
(1999)

2000s

Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
/ Isaac Stern
Isaac Stern
(2000) Burt Bacharach
Burt Bacharach
/ Robert Moog
Robert Moog
/ Karlheinz Stockhausen
Karlheinz Stockhausen
(2001) Miriam Makeba
Miriam Makeba
/ Sofia Gubaidulina
Sofia Gubaidulina
(2002) Keith Jarrett
Keith Jarrett
(2003) B.B. King
B.B. King
/ György Ligeti
György Ligeti
(2004) Gilberto Gil
Gilberto Gil
/ Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
(2005) Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin
/ Valery Gergiev
Valery Gergiev
(2006) Sonny Rollins
Sonny Rollins
/ Steve Reich
Steve Reich
(2007) Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd
/ Renée Fleming
Renée Fleming
(2008) Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel
/ José Antonio Abreu
José Antonio Abreu
/ El Sistema (2009)

2010s

Björk
Björk
/ Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2010) Kronos Quartet
Kronos Quartet
/ Patti Smith
Patti Smith
(2011) Paul Simon
Paul Simon
/ Yo-Yo Ma
Yo-Yo Ma
(2012) Youssou N'Dour
Youssou N'Dour
/ Kaija Saariaho
Kaija Saariaho
(2013) Chuck Berry
Chuck Berry
/ Peter Sellars
Peter Sellars
(2014) Emmylou Harris
Emmylou Harris
/ Evelyn Glennie
Evelyn Glennie
(2015) Max Martin
Max Martin
/ Cecilia Bartoli
Cecilia Bartoli
(2016) Sting / Wayne Shorter
Wayne Shorter
(2017) Metallica
Metallica
/ Afghanistan National Institute of Music (2018)

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