Brazil mourns death of musician Joo Gilberto

Bossa nova legend, 88, earns warm tributes but not from president Jair Bolsonaro Brazil is mourning the death of Joo Gilberto, one of the countrys greatest musicians and composers, a reclusive genius in a nation of extroverts whose work recalled happier, more optimistic times for a deeply divided nation. Gilbertos funeral will be held on Monday at Rios Municipal theatre. It is not yet clear whether members of the public will be allowed in. The death on Saturday of the 88-year-old bossa nova legend whose Girl from Ipanema, recorded with his then-wife Astrud Gilberto, became perhaps Brazils best-known song worldwide was marked in newspaper headlines, in musical tributes and in homages from many of Brazils greatest living artists. But it …