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502, 2013

Nossa Alma Canta

Nossa Alma Canta is an Italian musical group that use their heritage to produce a unique brand of bossa nova
 

Throughout history Venice has been a place renowned for its role in the development of Italian music. Originating from this, “Republic of Music,” Nossa Alma Canta is a band that seems to continue the tradition of innovating music. Formed in 1998, the quintet comprises of individuals who share a common interest in bossa nova and Brazilian culture. […]

302, 2013

Chick Corea’s “Chega De Saudade”

Jazz musician Chick Corea include his version of Chega De Saudade in his Grammy nominated album
 

Jazz pianist and composer, Chick Corea, has had a remarkable last 12 months. In 2012 he released not one, but two albums and now faces the rare prospect of being his own competition. Both of his albums have been nominated for Grammys and have contributed to his impressive tally of 62 Grammy nominations to date. […]

202, 2013

Album of the Week: Bossa de Alma Nova – Andrea Amorim & Roberto Menescal

At 75 years of age, Roberto Menescal, is a true veteran of bossa nova. His musical career has spanned several decades and has seen him become one of the most important figures in the history of the genre. His influence is not limited to his own career though, as he has helped develop the career of several artists in the role of record producer. His collaboration with singer Andrea Amorim on the album, “Bossa de Alma Nova”, follows this tradition but stands out majorly due to the charisma of Amorim. […]

3101, 2013

Bossa Billie Jean

Bossa Nova version of Bellie Jean have been performed by various artists over the years.
 

This month marks 30 years since the original Micheal Jackson hit was released. It topped charts in several countries, including America and the UK, and will always be remembered as the song upon which Jackson introduced his “moonwalk.” […]

2901, 2013

Laila Kinnunen: The Girl from Finland

Finish singer Laila Kinnunen performed bossa nova standards in her native tongue
 

In the 1950s and 1960s bossa nova was a craze spreading across the world. The popularity of the music also coincided with the rise of Laila Kinnunen’s career.  She got her break after winning a singing contest while still a teenager and would go on to be one of the most popular finish singers for much of the 60’s and 70’s. […]

2701, 2013

Katheryn Winnick & Charlie Sheen sing Aguas de Marco

Hollywood Star Charlie Sheen & Katheryn Winnick perform bossa nova classic for movie soundtrack
 

This has been an interesting week in the world of bossa nova. As we observed the birthday of the legendary pioneer and composer, Antonio Carlos Jobim, two of his classics were sung by big names in popular culture. First, Andrea Bocelli and Nelly Furtado teamed up for their version of, “Corcovado” and then we received a surprise when we were informed that actor Charlie Sheen and actress Katheryn Winnick recorded a version of Aguas de Marco for the soundtrack of their latest film, “A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III.” […]

2601, 2013

Album of the week – A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness – Astrud GIlberto & Walter Wanderly

At the time of the release of ,”A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness,” Astrud Gilberto was already one of the leading artists in bossa nova, especially for North American audiences. She had already worked with big names such as husband Joao Gilberto, Stan Getz and Antonio Carlos Jobim. This album was unique in that it saw her collaborate with a certain organist. His name was Walter Wanderly. […]

2501, 2013

Andrea Bocelli & Nelly Furtado perform Corcovado

Andrea Bocelli collaborates with Nelly Furtado for Corcovado duet.
 

Andrea Bocelli, the famed Italian singer, will be releasing his latest album, “Passione,” on the 29th of January. For this, his 13th studio album,  he collaborated with big names in American pop music who still have managed to maintain a Latin flavour in their style; namely Jenifer Lopez and Nelly Furtado. With the latter Bocelli performed a duet of the Antonio Carlos Jobim classic, “Corcovado.” […]

2301, 2013

Kat Edmonson – Just Like Heaven (bossa version)

Kat Edmuson does a bossa nova remix to the Cure’s “Just Like Heaven.”
 

Kat Edmonson is a singer-songwriter from Austin Texas.  Her first album, “Take to the sky,” was a self-funded project in which she performed covers of popular songs. One of the songs on the 2009 release was her interpretations of The Cure’s 80’s hit,”Just like Heaven.” […]

2201, 2013

Fabiana Passoni releases Dim the lights

Fabiana Passoni’s latest EP “Dim The Lights” features hits from the 70s.
 

Fabiana Passoni, is a Brazilian singer, who currently reside in Los Angeles, United States. She has received acclaim for her music throughout her career; most recently being nominated for two International Brazilian Press Awards in the categories of best CD and best female singer. Her style is one that appeals to both north and south American audience and she brings both influences together in her latest work. […]

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