Friday, December 28, 2012

Stevie Wonder Christmas Day Concert in Rio

by DJ Shoobie

That’s right! We got an awesome Christmas gift! A concert at Copacabana beach for free! It started around 8 pm with the Brazilian singer/songwriter Gilberto Gil. His daughter sang a song or two during his performance.

Gilberto Gil sang a lot of old tunes and approximately 500,000 happy people sang along with him.  Despite the heat, you could hardly walk around.

Around 10 pm, Stevie Wonder got on stage and started talking to the audience. He played a lot of his most well-known songs and even played the Girl From Ipanema on the harmonica. That drove the audience crazy!  He played the harmonica and the audience sang it in Portuguese… That specific moment gave me goosebumps!!!

The song that most people were waiting for was I just called to say I love you… I was a bit disappointed when it was Gilberto Gil that started singing it… in Portuguese… I am not a fan of the Portuguese version of the song, but after the first part of the song it was Stevie Wonder singing and the crowd exploded in harmony, cheering and singing along with him.