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Samba Serena by Jesse Lepkoff

Posted on Oct 31, 2014 | 0 comments

Samba Serena by Jesse Lepkoff

Samba Serena expresses a solemn message and feeling in a manner that seems uniquely appropriate.

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Till it Rains by Robert Sorita

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 | 0 comments

Till it Rains by Robert Sorita

Bossa Nova and the word “cool” are almost synonymous. In this respect, the song, aptly titled “Till It Rains” captures this key component of bossa nova both in execution and spirit.

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BossaCucaNova releases catalog

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 | 0 comments

BossaCucaNova releases catalog

Together for over 15 years, BossaCucaNova is a group that combines the Brazilian sounds of bossa nova and expertly combines them with electronica. The group was co-founded by Márcio Menesca the son of bossa pioneer Roberto Menescal,along with DJ Marcelinho DaLua and record producer/sound engineer Alex Moreira. Over over the years has consisted of a number of class musicians with the current selection together for a decade now. They’re work has consisted of 7 albums including a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album in 2002.

BossaCucaNova

BossaCucaNova

“We are more than a big band—we are a large family!” –  Márcio Menescal

Their latest release Our Kind of Bossa has been to number one on the iTunes world music chart and featured renowned Brazilian artists such as  Maria Rita, MPB band Os Cariocas and the late Oscar Castro Neves. The band has been on tour in the United States with shows in Florida and California. They have up coming shows on Tuesday, October 28 & Wednesday, October 29 at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley in  Seattle, WA.

To celebrate their tour and the success of their recent album the group along with Six Degrees Records have decided to digitally re-release the catalog of the groups work including the 2002 Latin Grammy nominated Brasilidade.

Revisited Classics (1999)
Uma Batida Diferente (2004)
Ao Vivo (live recording, 2008)

BossaCucaNova and Roberto Menescal
Brasilidade (2001)

Márcio Menescal, Alex Moreira, and DJ Marcelinho DaLua
Ipanema Lounge, Vol. 1 (2005)

“[BossaCucaNova] has mastered its distinctive corner of the intersection of Brazilian and electronic genres, creating a collection of irresistible, easy-going tunes.”
-Huffington Post

Be sure to look check out thework these wonderful representatives of Brazilian music and culture. Our Bossa Kind of Bossa is available on iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp, with the entire catalog will be digitally released September 16th (aside from Our Kind of Bossa, there aren’t physical copies of the albums available).

 

 

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Interview with Dave Holmes

Posted on Jul 20, 2014 | 0 comments

Interview with Dave Holmes

The man trying to spread Brazilian music across Europe. We sat down to have an interview with Dave Holmes.

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The Drums of Bossa Nova

Posted on Jul 13, 2014 | 0 comments

The Drums of Bossa Nova

There are many unique characteristics that define this beautiful genre and in this article first published in “Easy Does It” we highlight the drums of bossa nova.

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