Soul Sisters Podcast: Bebel Gilberto Talks Growing Up With Brazilian Giants, Becoming One Herself

Janaina Tschape
Bebel Gilberto

Grammy-nominated Brazilian singer Bebel Gilberto grew up around giants of her country's musical legacy, but in an interview with Billboard's Soul Sisters podcast, she explains how it helped her grow into her own artistry rather than diminish it. 

The daughter of the João Gilberto, the founder of bossa nova, she says of growing up with his complicated genius, "He just wanted me to like him, that's it." Elsewhere, she discusses moving to New York, where family friend Caetano Veloso introduced her to David Byrne and Arto Lindsay, becoming her own international star with her first album Tanto Tempo and songs in projects like Closer and Sex and the City, as well as her decision to cover Radiohead on her new album, Live at the Belly Up.

Listen to the full episode below, hosted by Jessie Katz and Darah Golub, or check out the filmed version on YouTube here. And be sure to subscribe to the Soul Sisters iTunes channel for all upcoming episodes.