Bono Rocks Brazil's Carnival

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - Thousands of Brazilians took a break from samba to rock with U2 frontman Bono during Carnival celebrations in the northeastern city of Salvador.

Bono performed an impromptu duet of "Vertigo" with Brazilian popular singer Ivete Sangalo as Carnival got underway in Salvador on Thursday, a day earlier than in Rio de Janeiro.

While the highlight of Brazil's carnival celebrations is Rio's annual samba parade on Sunday and Monday nights, many people prefer Salvador's carnival, where giant sound trucks with bands on top jam the city's streets night and day.

The U2 singer is attending Salvador's Carnival as a guest of Culture Minister and pop star Gilberto Gil. The O Globo newspaper reported Friday that music producer Quincy Jones was also attending Carnival as a guest of Gil.

Bono sang the duet from Gil's private box that faces the avenue as Sangalo and her band performed from atop a sound truck.

U2 played two sold-out concerts in Sao Paulo's Morumbi soccer stadium Monday and Tuesday nights.

Bono is among 191 nominees, including politicians and peacemakers, for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize. The Irish singer was proposed for his fight against world poverty.

Bob Geldof, former leader of the Irish punk group the Boomtown Rats, is also among the nominees. Geldof was nominated for organizing last year's Live 8 benefit concerts.

Copyright © 2006 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

13 Comments

I'm brazilian U2 fan and all the brazilian people are very impressed of Bono's friendliness in Carnival!

He wasn't born in Brazil but we consider he a "brazilian citizen"!!!

Kisses!!!!

I have to agree with Naná. everyone here in Brazil got their eyes on U2 in Bahia, enjoying the Carnival.

It was such a pleasure to see Bono there, having fun, like everyone else, and, taking his words, "seeing people mixed, the rich and the poor, together".

I don´t like Carnival, but if they come to Brasil again to spend Carnival, I´m there!

DEMAIS!!!!!!!!!!!!

nossa, e ainda pensar que existem gente que não gosta do U2, vocês não acham que é pra acaba?? Eles são muito lindos

U2, man... is amazing!
I don't like Carnival too... but for U2 I'll learn to dance samba, hehe...
Bono is very lovely... He was always smiling...
Unforgetable!!!
U2Station will be my home now!, hehe!

vi o show we achei muito massa so muito fã !!! hehe valeu

Hello!My name is Rafaela,and i am Brasileira,I´m know speek english.I wanted in your show,i'm hve eleven years old,i´m very liked for you,please go the Brasil in near 2007,go Show in the Sao Paulo our Rio de Janeiro.
U2 e irlandes,Deus e Brasileiro,e Bono e o anjo da Guarda das pessoas pobres...
Very kiss,I love You!!!My friend...
Rafaela

Eu adoro U2 d ++ mesmo

U2, é, em muito bom português:
A MELHOR BANDA DO MUNDOOOOOO!!!!
In English
Brazilian people love's you Bono.

u2 no brazil foi sensacional. oi bono meu nome é junior eu sou um grande fam seu eu virei seu fam dedos 6 anos de idade e hoje com 14 eu gosto mais ainda, eu acho u2 a melhor banda de rock do mundo eu seie que este e mail nao vai chegar ate vc mais nao importa eu so queria vc soubece que eu gosto muito do fundo do meu coraçao. eu tenho postei seu e de toda a banda, eu so nao fui para seu swou por quer nao tive condiçoes o meu sonho é conhecer vc. eu queria muito que vc recebece este e mail. meu nome é roberto de oliveira nascimento tenho 14 anos moro em guarabira no interior da paraiba

U2 is a sintese of rock!! The best band!!The people of Guaratinguetá/São Paulo/Brazil love's U2.
Thanks! God is not brazilian, Bono is.

I love Bono. Happy birthday. Aqui no Brasil vocês foram demais. Maravilhosos. Adoro o Adam também. Beijos. Isabel.

I love U2!!! They are great!!!

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