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08 Jul 2019 | 09:08 AM UTC

Brazil: Funeral proceedings for João Gilberto scheduled in Rio de Janeiro July 8

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Funeral proceedings for João Gilberto scheduled in Rio de Janeiro July 8; transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/8/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/10/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Sao_Paulo). COUNTRY/REGION Rio de Janeiro


A wake will be held for famed musician João Gilberto, which will be open to the public, on Monday, July 8, at the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro at 09:00 (local time) and will end at 14:00.

A heightened security presence, large crowds, and localized transportation disruptions are expected near the venue.


João Gilberto, considered a legend in the bossa nova genre and an icon in the Brazilian music industry, died on Saturday, July 6.


Individuals in Rio de Janeiro are advised to allow additional travel time, follow instructions issued by local authorities, and avoid all gatherings as a precaution.


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