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visit the Astrud
Gilberto Store, where you will find many autographed items for sale, which include several
of Astrud Gilberto CDs, including "Jungle", the artist latest
recorded album. As you may
know, Astrud is also a fine arts artist; at the store you will find reproductions of original
fine art work by Astrud Gilberto, including self-portraits.
portion of the sale of all items at the AG Store is donated by Astrud Gilberto
to charities that benefit the welfare of animals.
photos and all text depicted on this website are protected by copyright laws,
and cannot be copied or reproduced without express written consent.
there is some unscrupulous exploitation of Astrud Gilberto's name and likeness
on the Internet, as well as misinformation about her, including inaccurate or
distorted "facts", sometimes posted as "biography"... Among
the misinformation that one may find on the Internet about Astrud Gilberto is
the story on how she was "discovered", how her career begun. To
read the true story, as told by Astrud, herself, click
"Animals - They
Need Our Help!!!"
Be sure not to miss this essay by Astrud Gilberto about helping
animals. To read it, click
an effort to provide Astrud Gilberto's fans with information, we have posted the
transcript of an extensive informal interview with Astrud Gilberto, with
questions posed by a group of personal friends. If you would like to read it, please click
Being Kind To All Living Beings
Gilberto has joined His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Pamela Anderson, Sir Paul
McCartney, The Rev. Al Sharpton, The Black Eyed Peas, the late
Richard Pryor, Phil Collins, Pink, and numerous other prominent public figures in supporting
against KFC's inhumane treatment of
chickens. Click here
to read about Astrud Gilberto's support of PETA's campaign.
it wasnt for every drop of water, there wouldnt be an ocean" - Briggite
Bardot, animal rights activist
Children, Helping Animals:
visit some of the charitable organizations' websites, listed below. They are all
about helping needy children and animals, the most vulnerable of living beings.
If you think that your contribution, because of its modesty, would be
irrelevant, think again! Your contribution, regardless of how
little, combined with other contributions, becomes a giant force that has the
power to make a difference in the betterment of their lives. Thanks for
your kind attention - Astrud
abolish the horrors of "Puppy Mills"!
- If you love or have ever loved a dog, or simply if you
cannot conceive the idea of inflicting pain and suffering on innocent
creatures, please support the Puppy Mill Bill. Yes, there is something
you can do to stop the horrors that take place in puppy mills in the United
States. Please click here
to learn of ways to support current efforts to abolish the horrific
mistreatment and torture of puppies and dogs in the infamous Pennsylvania
puppy mills. Please click here
and scroll down to "What you Can Do".
to watch a segment of a documentary by the TV Show "The Insider",
titled "'Dog Whisperer' Cracks Down on Puppy Mills".
mind that you can't change the whole world by adopting one animal, but you
can make a better world for that one animal.! - Astrud Gilberto
for Interviews: Please
take notice that Astrud Gilberto is not available for any interviews of any
kind, as a result of a long standing policy adopted by the artist. This policy
has been consistent and impartial, and is not intended to reflect judgment by
Ms. Gilberto or by her management on the merits of any particular request, or on
the party posing it. Please be advised that no exceptions can be made.
18, 2011 Astrud Gilberto Wrote to Fans And To Animal Lovers:
it came to my attention the fact that a picture of me wearing a fur coat has
been posted on the website of the photographer who took the original photo. The
gentleman in question had been my boyfriend for nearly four years, and it was in
this capacity that this photo of me was taken by him, in 1979. I want you
all to know that I deeply and wholeheartedly regret having ever worn a fur
garment. Although I did not buy that coat, myself (as it had been given to
me by an ex-spouse), I did wear it on occasion, but gradually grew more
and more uncomfortable about owning it, and donated it to a charity benefiting
the homeless. The older Iíve gotten, the
more it has become important for me to express myself against human cruelty to
animals, so rest assured I was taken aback by the realization that this person
has chosen to post this photo of me on the Internet, as the last thing I would
want in this world would be for anyone to get the erroneous impression that I
condone in any way the inhumane and barbaric practices of the fur industry.
The truth is that we have been desensitized to the term "fur",
and so many of us accept the term as merely a type of fabric, not fully
realizing that it is the skin of a (once) living being who has been entrapped,
terrorized and killed in barbaric ways in order for a fur garment to be created.
Thank you for reading this. Love, Astrud"
ALL OF MY FANS
message by Astrud Gilberto)
thank you for your support - for buying my
records, for coming to my concerts, for sending me affectionate and encouraging
messages. I have always been very conscious of what a privilege it is for me to find
a bunch of you - friends - in all places where I have been in this world, offering to me
your generous applause, your good vibes, and your radiant loving smiles.
Your love humbles me and I feel a great sense of gratitude to the
Life Force for having bestowed upon me the capability of being able to transmit, with my
singing, feelings of joy, spiritual warmth, or any other kind of positive effect on you.
Your support of me has given me the badly needed strength to cope with the vicissitudes of
the music business. Your unconditional love has been unwavering, as it has endured
the passing of several decades and, luckily for me, it even defies some of Showbiz'
shallow rules such as an artist is only "successful" if and while having
"hit" records and Media coverage. I haven't had that in many years now,
but yet you guys are, quietly, still there for me. It is as if we have this
"underground" love for each other... What's even more gratifying for me,
is to see that, along the way, I have acquired an additional generation of fans.
Actually, I don't like the word "fans" as much as I like "musically kindred
Music is one of the most spiritual entities there is, and I can quite understand why is it
that it is revered by ancient Chinese culture as one of the seven "happy gods".
Like your support of me, Music, itself, has been an inexhaustible source of warmth,
spiritual strength, and companionship to me, whether I am listening to it, singing to an
audience of thousands or to my two cats, and even when unconsciously humming to
So, similarly to what that song says, "I wish you bluebirds in the Spring", I wish
you Music in the Spring (and in Summer, Winter and Fall... )
In closing, let me address those of you who are inclined to share your material good
fortunes with the less fortunate, and ask you to consider making a donation to any or all
of my "favorite" charitable organizations as listed below, with the added
comment that the lack of mention of thousands of other charitable organizations (too
numerous to cite) is not, in any way, meant to diminish their merits.
Even the wealthiest of people cannot contribute to all worthy
causes... I am particularly fond of charities that benefit children
and animals, because they are, in my opinion, the most vulnerable of
living beings. If you are not prepared to make a "straight" donation, perhaps you would consider purchasing one of the articles for sale that you may find by browsing their websites, which will also be
a valuable way of helping them in the pursuit of their causes.
(Click on the name to go to their website):
Hearts United For
Animal Law Coalition
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Dapphy's Pet Soup Kitchen
Sanctuary and Safe Haven for Animals
Society for the Protection of Animals
Tabby's Place (a
sanctuary for cats)
Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
In Defense of Animals
United Poultry Concerns
Blind Cat Rescue
People for the Ethical
Treatment of Animals
Last Chance for Animals
Help Afghan Children
New England Anti-Vivisection Society
Save the Children
Hospitals for Children
Noah's Ark Animal Foundation
Doctors Without Borders
Mercy for Animals
Performing Animal Welfare Society
Thomas Foundation for Adoption
The Humane Farmers Association (HFA)
The United States Agency for International Development
North Shore League America
The Salvation Army
International Justice Mission
United Animal Nations
International Fund for
Helen Woodward Animal Center
Children of the Night
Humane Society of the United States
Women for Women International
and pray that you will consider giving a home to a homeless pet, and I ask
you to please support animal shelters in your area, regardless of whether
or not you are currently in a position to adopt a homeless pet.
an organization that can be very helpful for you to find a homeless pet to
become the lucky one to come to its "forever home" with you: click
be sure to click here for
more links to charities benefiting animals.
he extends his circle of compassion to all living things, man will not
himself find peace." -
Albert Schweitzer, French philosopher.
stated atop, this is the only "official Astrud Gilberto's
website". I would like to expressly reiterate to you that I am
not responsible for, nor have I given my approval to any other website
posing as mine, nor to any biographical information about
me other than what has been posted here.
Be good and be happy!
To those of you who wish to know a little bit more about me, here it is:
- One of the most powerful passions of my life is and has been my love for animals.
I respect, admire and cherish their presence on this planet. I love them all.
But, I must confess... I have a weakness for cats... (Take a look at my beautiful Mascots, Precious and
- I'm an Aries.
- Favorite flowers: gardenias and daisies.
- Favorite color: none; I love them all...
- My favorite perfume: Fracas, by Robert Piguet.
- Qualities I most admire: kindness, unpretentiousness, intelligence, sense of
- Here are a few examples of contemporaneous people I admire: Dr. Wayne Dyer,
Nelson Mandella, President Bill
Clinton, President Jimmy Carter, Deepak Chopra, Oprah Winfrey, Ingrid E.
Newkirk (President of PETA), Queen Noor, Dr. Bernard Kouchner (founder of
"Doctors Without Borders"), and Angelina Jolie, for their contributions to the promotion of peace and
to the betterment
of life in
this world. I also
profoundly admire any and all persons who contribute to charities,
whether publicly or anonymously, and those who do or have done volunteer
work in any capacity, to ease the suffering of all living beings.
truth is indestructible. Being indestructible, it is eternal. Being
eternal, it is self-existent. Being self-existent, it is infinite. Being
infinite, it is vast and deep. Being vast and deep, it is transcendental
and intelligent. It is because it is vast and deep that it contains all
existence. It is because it is infinite and eternal that it fulfills or
perfects all existence." - Confucius
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