Back in September, I covered a dinner that Brazilian retail giant Iguatemi hosted at Pastis. Bebel Gilberto, daughter of famed Brazilian bossa nova master Joao Gilberto, performed afterwards and though she stands barely over five feet tall, she commanded the room of fashionistas and party people like few I've seen before. She cooed songs from her latest album "Momento," shook her hips and undulated her arms. She was magnetic. Tonight, she plays Town Hall.
In anticipation, I caught up with Gilberto via e-mail.
WWD: What do you like/dislike about performing in New York?
Bebel Gilberto: I love performing in N.Y.-it is my home town and the city where I was born!!!!! I love new york!!!!
BG: Yoga, sleeping and lots of water and water!!!!
WWD: Where else will you be performing this summer?
BG: I'm finishing my recordings, and the new album will be released in the fall. I will be performing at the Hollywood Ball in September with the L.A. Philharmonic.