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1510, 2012

Tony Bennett: “Joao Gilberto is my favourite singer”

In a recent interview with “Veja”  veteran American singer, Tony Bennett declared that, of all the singers he had worked with and heard in his long career, the bossa nova great was his favorite.

“He is my favorite singer in the whole world. have already invited him to record a song with me many times but he is a very busy person … Now it seems that it will work (out) though. We agreed to meet in Rio this November.” […]

1410, 2012

Trio da Paz in Miami

Brazilian jazz group Trio da Paz will be performing on Tuesday (16th)  at Festival Miami at 8pm. Consisting of Romero Lubambo on guitar, Nilson Matta on bass and Duduka da Fonseca on drums the group blends jazz with traditional Brazilian sounds to produce great instrumentals.The show will consist of original pieces as well as the works of Tom Jobim , Luiz Bonfa among others. […]

1210, 2012

Joyce Moreno in Prague

Brazilian singer Joyce Moreno will be performing in Prague this coming Sunday (oct. 14th) at the Estates Theatre. Joyce  has worked with many great artistes during her career . Tom Jobim once said of her […]

1110, 2012

Exclusive Interview: Tangerines & Elephants

Tangerines and Elephants are a band based in Curitiba, Brazil that specialize in a unique brand of alternative rock. Earlier this year we featured their track, “Bunch of Grapes” which blended an English rock sound with bossa nova elements. The song was popular with readers and when we heard they were going to be performing the song live in Brazil (along with others) we felt it an ideal opportunity to sit down with them and ask about the band and its ties with bossa nova. […]

710, 2012

Marcos Valle performs “Viva Bossa Nova” In Russia

In late September a concert entitled “Viva Bossa Nova”  took place in Russia  and was attended by several foreign ministers and ambassadors.  Bossa nova singer Marcos Valle was the main performer for the night and  days after the performance found time to participate in an interview with, “Gazeta Russa” for an interview. Among other things discussed in the brief interview, Valle reveals his belief on the factors behind his continued popularity: […]

710, 2012

2013 Vinicius de Moraes commemorative stamps

Vinicius de Moraes to be featured on postage stamps
National Philatelic Commission and the Ministry of Communications of Brazil have both agreed on some of the topics to be featured on commemorative postage stamps for 2013.  Alongside the staging of the Olympics and World Cup, the centennial year of the birth of bossa nova pioneer, artists and lyricist Vinicius de Moraes has also been chosen to be featured. […]

510, 2012

Beatles – Love me Do

As the world celebrates 50 years since its release, here’s a bossa version of the first hit single from the boys from Liverpool “Love me Do” […]

410, 2012

Bebel Gilberto to perform in Seattle

Bebel Gilberto continues her American tour with a two night stint in Seattle at “The Triple Door” which started yesterday and ends tonight. […]

310, 2012

Joao Bosco and Toquinho to perform in Curitiba

On October 19th, 9:00 pm at the Grand Auditorium Positive Theater, Cuitiba , bossa nova veteran Toquinho and MPB artist Joao Bosco will be performing a live set of 25 songs from their prolific repertoire.

Toquinho throughout his career has collaborated with a number of bossa nova artists, most notably Chico Buarque and Vinicius de Moraes, but his pairing with MPB star Joao Bosco, offers a new dynamic and can certainly be regarded as a departure from the norm. […]

3009, 2012

The Girl from Ipanema writes her autobiography

Helo Pinheiro, known around the world as the “Girl from Ipanema”, has decided to write a book about her life and the effects of having one of the most popular songs in recorded music history being written about her. The name of the book is the “Eternal Girl from Ipanema,” and it has been revealed by Pinheiro that the book came as a response to the great demand people have expressed to hear her story. […]