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908, 2012

R.I.P. José Antonio Waghabi Son (1943-2012)

R.I.P. José Antonio Waghabi Son (1943-2012) […]

808, 2012

Documentary on Tom Jobim to be released on DVD

The film “A Música Segundo Tom Jobim”(Music According to Tom Jobim) tells the life of the legendary composer as the title suggests , through his music. Directed by experienced film maker Nelson Pereira dos Santos the film scarcely includes interviews and passages of dialogue and focuses primarily on the music. […]

708, 2012

Lisa Ono to open Urban Music Festival

Lisa Ono is set to open the 2012 Qingdao World Urban Music Festival in Qingdao,China on August 12th with a concert at the Qingdao Grand Theater. […]

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

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. […]

208, 2012

Edu Lobo performs at Bauru Anniversary party

Wednesday saw the festivities surrounding the 116th anniversary of the emancipation of Bauru bring a musical show piece. Not only were the works of Vinicius de Moraes and Tom Jobim  show cased but Edu Lobo also  shared material from his new project entitled “So many Tides”. […]

208, 2012

Maria Bethânia dedicates show to Chico Buarque

Saturday August 4th will see Maria Bethânia perform a collection on Chico Buarque’s songs in Rio. It has been reported that Chico will be in attendance. Hearing these reports ticket sales skyrocketed and were sold out within 4 hours of their online release. […]

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.  […]