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3110, 2014

Samba Serena by Jesse Lepkoff

Samba Serena expresses a solemn message and feeling in a manner that seems uniquely appropriate.
Whistling is one of the oldest forms of sound production. It’s dynamism is boundless and can convey a vast range of emotions and feelings. Never-the-less in recent times it has come to be associated with a joyful or whimsical spirit. When one thinks of a serenade in honor of someone, the use of a whistle is not one of the first instruments that comes to mind. However, multi-instrumentalist Jesse Lepkoff manages to make a solemn tribute incorporating this element


2910, 2014

Nelson Motta Turns 70

Nelson Motta: the influential songwriter and record producers turns 70 today.
Born on October 29, 1944 in Sao Paulo, Nelso Motta played a central role in popular Brazilian music in the 20th century. He worked with several prominent artists from the world of bossa nova and MPB such as Edu Lobo, Dori Caymmi and Gal Costa.


2410, 2014

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. […]

2007, 2014

Interview with Dave Holmes

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

1307, 2014

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.

707, 2014

Album of the week: Let Your Love Rise – Fabiana Passoni

Fabiana Passoni displays her  known strengths and reveals some new ones on her latest release, “Let Your Love Rise.”

2306, 2014

Such a good night for bossa

Not much information is available about the The Charlie Steinmann Orchestra.  What we do know is that group did in fact release one song of particularly notoriety entitled, “It is such a good night.” […]

2802, 2014

Anogla’s Aline Frazão

Hailing from Angola, Aline Frazão, is one of the major voices for Bossa Nova in Africa

702, 2014

Luciana Souza performs for harvard

Definitely one of modern Jazz’s leading female songwriters and interpreters, Grammy award winner, Luciana Souza, continues to provide rich experiences for Jazz and Bossa Nova lovers. […]

1301, 2014

Lost Samba: Book Review

In lost Samba one can find a collection of stories and anecdotes that gives us a unique peak into Brazilian life […]