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2108, 2012

Step Music Festival of Art to showcase Bossa Nova

From Friday(24) to Sunday (26) one can go to the Theatre Stage College and enjoy performances by instrumentalists such as  Mauro Senise and Arnaud Rudy. Over the weekend various musicians will explore the scope of Brazilian music including the works of Joao Donato , Johnny Alf , Tom Jobim and Chico Buarque. […]

2108, 2012

Frémeaux & associés provides french release for “Joao Gilberto – Chega se Saudade – O Amor, O Sorriso, E a Flor”

French record label Frémeaux & associés has recently released Joao Gilbero – Chega se Saudade – O Amor, O Sorriso, E a Flor a unique set of music featuring Joao Gilberto’s first  3 full length studio albums “Joao Gilberto,” “Chega de Saudade,” and “O Amor, O Sorriso, E a Flor.” The 35 track album includes bossa nova classics such as  “Ho-Ba-la-la,” “Chega de Saudade,” and “Bim Bom.” […]

2008, 2012

Paulo Costa performs at Paulitsa

Paulo Costa, known as the “ambassador of Bossa nova” in France continues his tour of Brazil and performed in Paulista on Saturday.

He has performed in a number of events across the world and has gradually amassed a reputation for strong performances. […]

2008, 2012

Diana Krall performs at Thunder Valley Casino Resort

47 year old bossa nova singer Diana Krall continued the American leg of her world tour, performing at the Thunder Valley Casino Resort. She sang a number of bossa nova songs including but not limited to  a group of songs heard on her 2009 release “Quiet Nights.” […]

1908, 2012

Connie Evingson releases Bossa Nova album “Sweet Happy Life”

American jazz and pop singer, Connie Evingson has recently released her 9th album “Sweet Happy Life.” […]

1608, 2012

Roberta Sá set to open the Events Centre of Ceará

On Saturday the 18th of August Roberta Sá as well as other musicians such as Daniela Mercury and Paralamas do Sucesso will open the Events Centre of Ceará with a show called Cultural Turn in Fortaleza. Admission is free so arrive early to secure good seats. The show begins at 5pm and will last to 1 am in the morning. […]

1408, 2012

Show Dedicated to Nara Leao is Postponed

A show dedicated to bossa nova singer, Nara Leao, was to take place this October but that prospect now seems very unlikely. The show which would commemorate 70 years since her birth, has had to be postponed due to a lack of sponsorship. This would seem surprising for a singer touted as the “muse” of bossa nova. […]

1408, 2012

Video: Buddy Greco performs, “So Danco Samba”

Today is the 86th birthday of American singer and pianist Buddy Greco. […]

1408, 2012

10 interesting facts about, “The Girl from Ipanema”

This month marks 50 years since the most famous bossa nova song of all time, “The girl from Ipanema” was originally composed. There have been a number of articles from various media outlets, both within and outside of Brazil, that have commemorated this golden jubilee. Many of them have been informative and shed more light on the process behind the making of the song and the great success and honors bestowed upon the song, its creators and even the girl it is supposedly based on. However, there are still some things, you may not know about this song. Here are 10 facts about the song from Veja Rio. […]

1408, 2012

The “Bossa Nova” ball

Adidas the sport equipment manufacturer and a sponsor for the next World Cup to be held in Brazil in 2014 has considered the genre as a name for the official ball for the tournament.Other names up for consideration are Carnavalesca, a word describing someone who plans or participates in the country’s raucous carnival celebrations. As well as Brazuca, which is a playful slang word for native Brazilians. […]