22:30Gilberto GilRefavela40 with
Bem Gil, Chiara Civello, Mayra Andrade, Mestrinho
Margareth Menezes is a regular at the famous Brazilian nights in Montreux. She mixes samba, axé, reggae and afrobeat in an explosive cocktail. Described as the “Brazilian Aretha Franklin” by the Los Angeles Times, the singer and actress’s talent has been shaped by the rich tradition of Bahian carnival. In 1991, her album Elegibô was one of Rolling Stones magazine’s top five world music albums. In the 1990s, she played lots of concerts with Gilberto Gil and Dominguinhos in the United States, which lead to David Byrne inviting her to support Talking Heads. Since the early 2000s, she has been a leading figure of the Afropop Brasileiro movement, celebrating afro-Brazilian culture. On stage, Margareth Menezes celebrates thirty years of hot hits such as “Faraó” and “Dandalunda”.