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2108, 2012

Happy Birthday Kelis and her bossa nova experimenting

Today is the birthday (33) of  American singer and songwriter, Kelis. Throughout her career she has garnered a reputation for mixing and fusing music from various genres and styles. […]

2108, 2012

Video: Beyond Ipanema (2009)

As the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of, “The Girl from Ipanema,” we hear at bnovamusic would like to highlight the film, “Beyond Ipanema.” […]

2108, 2012

Frémeaux & associés provides french release for “Joao Gilberto – Chega se Saudade – O Amor, O Sorriso, E a Flor”

French record label Frémeaux & associés has recently released Joao Gilbero – Chega se Saudade – O Amor, O Sorriso, E a Flor a unique set of music featuring Joao Gilberto’s first  3 full length studio albums “Joao Gilberto,” “Chega de Saudade,” and “O Amor, O Sorriso, E a Flor.” The 35 track album includes bossa nova classics such as  “Ho-Ba-la-la,” “Chega de Saudade,” and “Bim Bom.” […]

2008, 2012

Paulo Costa performs at Paulitsa

Paulo Costa, known as the “ambassador of Bossa nova” in France continues his tour of Brazil and performed in Paulista on Saturday.

He has performed in a number of events across the world and has gradually amassed a reputation for strong performances. […]

2008, 2012

Diana Krall performs at Thunder Valley Casino Resort

47 year old bossa nova singer Diana Krall continued the American leg of her world tour, performing at the Thunder Valley Casino Resort. She sang a number of bossa nova songs including but not limited to  a group of songs heard on her 2009 release “Quiet Nights.” […]

1908, 2012

Connie Evingson releases Bossa Nova album “Sweet Happy Life”

American jazz and pop singer, Connie Evingson has recently released her 9th album “Sweet Happy Life.” […]

1808, 2012

Album of the Week: Estudando a Bossa – Nordeste Plaza (2008) – Tom Ze

Brazil is a country that is blessed with a cornucopia of big personalities and talented musicians, so for one individual to stick out amongst the masses in both regards is a sign of someone special and Tom Ze is exactly that. His larger than life personality seems to bring equal or even more notoriety to him than his music. This is not a bad a thing however, as the music perfectly mirrors the personality. He is unconventional, comical, clever and always innovative and that is exactly what his album “Estudando a Bossa – Nordeste Plaza” is as well. […]

1808, 2012

Video: Bebel GIlberto live at Lozenets, Bulgaria

1708, 2012

A Unique Musical Pairing: Hamilton de Holanda and Edmar Castaneda

Halmilton De Holanda and Edmar Castaneda are an unusual musical duo. The first is a Brazilian-born multi-instrumentalist and mandolin virtuoso, who has played on no less than 25 albums including movie scores and orchestral recordings. […]

1408, 2012

Show Dedicated to Nara Leao is Postponed

A show dedicated to bossa nova singer, Nara Leao, was to take place this October but that prospect now seems very unlikely. The show which would commemorate 70 years since her birth, has had to be postponed due to a lack of sponsorship. This would seem surprising for a singer touted as the “muse” of bossa nova. […]