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809, 2012

Album of the week: Open Air – Cecilia Monte

As an Argentine multi-instrumentalist and singer with a strong affinity for Brazilian music, Cecilia Monte, has a unique musical and cultural background to draw from and she uses this well throughout her first full length studio album, “Open Air.”

Her decision to record the album in English, Portuguese and Spanish serves as the first testament of her versatility and choice to incorporate various aspects of her life into one project. This becomes even more apparent with her decision to record both jazz and bossa nova songs on this album. It’s a daring musical decision but one that she was able to execute seamlessly. […]

709, 2012

David Byrne’s version of Aguas De Marco

Scottish new wave and experimental pop musician David Byrne is not the type of artist one would immediately associate with bossa nova. However, the multi-instrumentalist known as the “King of Quirk” has legitimate ties with Brazilian music due to his continued professional collaboration with Brazil’s very own master of quirk Tom Ze. […]

609, 2012

Micaël Lüssi pays tribute to Antônio Carlos Jobim

A few weeks ago Micaël Lüssi and Guillaume Larouche of the Canadian group “Viva Nova” paid tribute to bossa nova legend Antonio Carlos Jobim in Montreal( shown in picture above). The event was well attended and was also well received by the audience.  When I asked Micael what he thought of the event that night, he had this to say:
“The concert was amazing!!! We had a great turnout and the energy between the musicians and the audience was fantastic!” […]

509, 2012

Sergio Mendes performing at Jazz Festival & more

Bossa nova legend Sergio Mendes will be headlining the annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival this Saturday September 8th in Downtown Silver Spring, Maryland.  This will be the latest of a series of concerts and tours that he has been involved with for the past few months. […]

409, 2012

Cecilia Monte talks about bossa nova and more

Argentine bossa nova singer Cecilia Monte recently sat down with “Madly Juicy Magazine” and expressed her views on bossa nova and reflected on the experience of recording her latest album “Open Air.” She also talks about her preference to record her music with lyrics in English, Portuguese and Spanish. She goes on further to discusses how she is bridging the gap between the different languages through the universal medium of music and allowing a culturally diverse audience to all connect to her music. […]

209, 2012

Bossa Nova featured on “Arbitrage” soundtrack

“Arbitrage” is a 2012 drama centered around the themes of love, loyalty and high finance. […]

209, 2012

Israeli Udi Horev and his relationship with Bossa Nova and music

Bossa nova is a genre that has been exported all over the world and is appreciated by an audience consisting of people from a broad range of cultures and experiences. However, there are some common feelings that almost every listeners seems to derive from the music. A free spirited escape and a calm relaxed experience are 2 of the most common feelings people cite from listening to bossa nova. […]

109, 2012

Album of the Week: Bebel Gilberto (2004) – Bebel Gilberto

Bebel Gilberto may be the daughter of bossa nova legend and inventor, Joao Gilberto, but in 2004 on the eve of the release of her eponymous album, all pressure and expectations were self-inflicted. Her much celebrated debut album “Tanto Tempo” was still fresh in the memory of music lovers and the 4 year wait for the follow-up made this release, one that was highly anticipated. […]

3108, 2012

Lord Hummingbird – Teenage Bossa Nova Girl – Calypso and Bossa Nova

Today, Trinidadians everywhere will be celebrating 50 years of Independence from British rule and we here at Bnovamusic, felt it would befitting to present something to commemorate this. The song featured today is Lady Hummingbird’s “teenage bossa nova girl.” This rare 60’s record combines calypso, a form of music derived from Trinidad, with bossa nova. The track manages to blends the two distinct music forms seamlessly. Featuring a riveting riff and lively vocals, over a standard bossa nova drum pattern and guitar section, the song is a true treasure. Happy birthday Trinidad and Tobago. […]

3108, 2012

Bebel Gilberto to perform at UCLA

Bossa nova star Bebel Gilberto, will be performing live at the Royce Hall on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) on Friday September 28th. The show is entitled “Bebel Gilberto plus special guests Forro in the Dark.” As the name suggests, she will also be sharing the stage with new york based quartet  “Forro in the Dark.” The show starts at 8:00 pm and tickets for students go on sale from Monday September 24th. […]

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