Brazilianize your playlist with seven new sounds from South America’s hottest music scene Among the superstars confirmed are two of the country’s most famous singers, Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso who were notoriously exiled from Brazil during its military dictatorship. The pair will perform alongside Carioca songstress and current national sensation Anitta after her three hit albums since 2013.
“It was Caetano’s idea to have Anitta, he considers her a great singer. We were really impressed by her, she has an amazing technique and her delivery is beautiful,” Meirelles said. Lea T (Photo: press release) World famous supermodel Gisele Bündchen will also be making an appearance, during which she will catwalk in front of her biggest audience ever.
Brazilian model Lea T, who has appeared in dozens of campaigns and on the cover of various magazines, will be the first transgender person to have a major role at an Olympic opening ceremony – although the exact details of her participation remains a mystery.
“The message will be clear: inclusion. All of us, independent of gender, sexual orientation, colour, race or creed, are all human beings and are part of this society. My role in the ceremony is tiny but will be significant for representation, and will help to transmit this message (of inclusion),” Lea T said in an interview with BBC Brasil.
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