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108, 2012

Bebel Gilberto to Perform at Herbst Theatre, September 30th

Bossa nova songstress Bebel Gilberto will be performing at the fourth annual Hope and Benefit concert for Instituto Familiar de la Raza at the Herbst Theater. Her opening act will be the multilingual and multi-talented Diana Gameros. […]

108, 2012

Luisa Maita perfoming in All-ages Anthology in San Diego

Bossa nova singer and songwriter Luisa Maita will be performing in the All Ages Aanthology in San Diego today. […]

3107, 2012

Roberta Sa performs at the Winter Festival of Bonito

Roberta Sa performed in Bonito on Saturday in the city’s Winter Festival. The fans enjoyed her performance and according to her post-performance tweets she enjoyed the beauty of the city. […]

3107, 2012

Trails and Ways enfuse Bossa Nova and indie rock

Oakland based band Trails and Ways do not have your typical background story. Inspired by songwriter KBB’s acquired love for  Brazilian music while spending time in the country, a quartet was created that mixes indie rock with bossa nova and samba. […]

3007, 2012

James Taylor influenced by “Girl from ipanema”

American Musical icon, five time Grammy award winner and rock and roll hall of fame inductee James Taylor recently sat down to talk with USA today and when questioned about his musical influences he made sure to make reference to bossa nova classic The “Girl From Ipanema” […]

3007, 2012

Bossa Nova and Brazilian Duets

Tom moon is an award winning journalist and author of the book, “1000 Recordings to hear before you die.” He provides an interesting analysis of bossa nova paying special attention to the famous duets such as that of Antonio Carlos Jobim and Elis Regina. Definitely a good read
“The creative flowering that happened in Brazil beginning in the late 1950s through the 1970s remains an underappreciated marvel in the history of popular music.” […]

3007, 2012

Lisa Ono performs at the River Jazz Festival 2012

International bossa nova artist Lisa Ono performed alongside the Glen Miller Orchestra, jazz band in the “River Jazz Festival 2012” in Thailand. […]

2807, 2012

Album of the Week: Stone Flower (1970) – Antonio Carlos Jobim

Arguably one of the most overlooked albums of its time “Stone flower,” Antonio Carlos Jobim’s 5th full- length studio album, is nothing less than a masterpiece in the genre of bossa nova. […]

2707, 2012

Japanese Bossa Nova

We’re all familiar with international bossa nova singer Lisa Ono but she is not the only bossa nova artist to come from Japan. […]

2707, 2012

“Corcovado” featured in a mix by BD 1982 on Twisted Dawn mix series

Electronic musician “BD 1982” has released his latest mix in the series “Twisted Dawn” and it features the bossa nova classic “Corcovado as performed by Astrud Gilberto, Joao Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim & Stan Getz. […]