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708, 2012

Happy Birthday Caetano Veloso

Today August 8th, marks the 70th birthday of bossa nova and MPB great, Caetano Veloso. Velosoo has had  a remarkably active life in both the creative and political sphere. As a guitarist, composer and singer he has had a long career of sustained success which has seen him win 8 Latin Grammys and 2 Grammys; more than any other Brazilian musician to date. He is also regarded as one of the trailblazers for the Tropicalismo, movement of the mid 20th century. […]

608, 2012

Bebel Gilberto to perform at Sziget Festival on Friday August 10th at 9:40 PM – Live Youtube Stream

Not even 2 weeks  have elapsed since Bebel Gilberto performed at the Brasil Summerfest 2012 in New York,  but nonetheless it has recently been announced that she will be performing at the Sziget festival. […]

608, 2012

Caetano Veloso is the 2012 Latin Grammy Personality of the Year

Gabriel Abaroa, the president of the  Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (LARAS), has recently announced that Caetano Veloso is the 2012 Personality of the Year. There will be a showcase of his life and career in this year’s Latin Grammy Award Ceremony on November 15th in Las Vegas. This is a great honor for the bossa nova and MPB veteran who now becomes the second Brazilian to be given this prestigious title, after Gilberto Gil in 2004. […]

508, 2012

Took Me By Surprise – Jill Barber

Jill Barber is a Canadian singer/songwriter known for her vintage voice which is  a blast from the past. […]

508, 2012

Maria Bethania Postpones Concert in Rio for 19 days

Earlier this week we reported that Maria Bethania was to have a concert in Rio yesterday, where she was to pay tribute to Chico Buarque. The concert now has had to be postponed for 19 days as Maria is currently struggling with viral gastroenteritis. […]

408, 2012

Album of the week: Look to the Rainbow (1965) – Astrud Gilberto

“Look to the Rainbow” is the third solo album released by bossa nova superstar Astrud Gilberto.  Much like her previous two releases, ”The Astrud Gilberto Album” and “The Shadow of your Smile”, Gilberto strikes a chord with her listeners due to her distinct voice. […]

308, 2012

Bossa nova on Idolm@ster anime soundtrack

We here at Bnovamusic always try to provide both traditional bossa nova content and also bossa nova content with an interesting twist. Today’s post definitely falls into the latter category. […]

208, 2012

Video: Bebel Gilberto perfoming “Isn’t She lovely” live from Central park

Bebel Gilberto performing “Isn’t she lovely” by Stevie Wonder live from Central park during the Brasil Summerfest 2012 in New York. […]

208, 2012

Up and coming artist Bella Queiroz performing tonight

Local talent, Bella Queiroz will be performing a set of bossa nova classics composed and written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Chico Buarque. This is a part of the “music on the scene ” project which aims to showcase  local talent.  […]

208, 2012

Video: Roberta Sa’s Expierment with Instruments

Bossa nova starlets Roberta Sa has admitted to experimenting with ukelele and guitar but in a light-hearted video (In Portuguese) confesses to be too “lazy” to play.

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