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1810, 2013

Interview with Toquinho on Vinicius

The friendship between Vinicius de Moraes and Toquinho is the kind of fiction. Despite an age difference greater than 30 years, the two musicians enjoyed a friendship that paralleled a remarkable collaborative musical career that produced great albums and songs. Toquniho was with as he took his last breath and still keeps the legacy that their friendship provided in music. Below is a translated excerpt from an interview Toquinho did recently with Spanish newspaper “El Tiempo.” In it he discuss his close friend and how he continues to still play an important role in his life. […]

1710, 2013

The Greatest Vinicius

It is often the mark of great men in history that their life be attached to a common name. For instance throughout history there have been many persons with the name Caesar but when you think of the word Caesar, it is almost always the legendary roman general, Julius Caesar that comes to mind. There have been several famous men in fields such as sports and entertainment with the same name. There was even another lesser known roman emperor; but without a doubt it is Julius Caeser that usually comes to mind when one thinks of the “Caesar”.  The same can be said about another great man, the Brazilian father of bossa nova lyricism, Vinicius De Moraes. […]

1610, 2013

Miami’s Magic Bossa Nova Days

Below is a special piece by the gifted writer Vance Garnett describing a time where music and culture flourished in Miami and showing the role bossa nova had in it.

“Magic City” Show Not Cancelled for me: I Was There.
A First-hand Account of Miami’s Magic Bossa Nova Days



“Magic City,” the Starz cable television series, has been cancelled after its second season. This strands devoted viewers with greedy hotel owner Ike Evans in free fall; Ike’s nemesis, Ben Diamond, smirking in a hospital bed; Ike’s younger son driving out of his life forever; and Ike’s beautiful young wife idling her engine, and that of her car, outside of the building where Ike’s older son watches as she contemplates going inside for what might at the time have been called “immoral purposes.” […]

1310, 2013

Royals Bossa Nova Remix

Royals Bossa Nova remix works well because the original was naturally compatible with the distinct percussion of bossa nova […]

610, 2013

Caetano Veloso has been nominated for 5 Latin Grammys

Brazilian musical legend, Caetano Veloso has been nominated for 5 Latin Grammys
It’s that time of the year. While the North American music industry has already celebrated its biggest night of the year, the Latin community is preparing for their own. The 14th Annual Latin Grammy Award Ceremony will be held on November 21st and though there are many young acts in spotlight, it is the name of one Brazilian veteran that appears five times on the nomination ballots: Caetano Veloso. […]

1109, 2013

Beyonce comes to Brazil

Beyonce comes to Brazil as a part of the “The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour” and impresses in Fortaleza […]

909, 2013

Joao Donato: Intreview with DCI

Joao Donato has enjoyed a long and very successful career in which he has worked with and influenced a large number of musicians – both instrumental and vocal. In a recent interview with DCI he discussed the birth of bossa nova and it’s current standing in brazil and abroad. […]

807, 2013

Sitti Navarro is the latest victim of Salisi Gang

The Salisi Gang is the largest organized crime syndicate in the Philippines and there latest target was filipino bossa nova singer Sitti Navarro. […]

407, 2013

Slow, Hot, Wind – A Tribute to Great Ballads and Bossa Nova

“Slow, Hot, Wind – A Tribute to Great Ballads and Bossa Nova” is an ambitious project by Saxophonist Brent Gallaher seeking to bring a fresh face to the Bossa Nova landscape. Years in the making the project sees talented musicians and producers come together from New York to Cincinnati to Japan. We were fortunate enough to have the leader of the project Brent  answer a couple questions for us about him and his relationship with  bossa nova. […]

2506, 2013

Joao Gilberto wins Custody of his music

Joao Gilberto wins Custody of his music as the case between him and EMI Music  was ruled in his favor
Bossa nova, legend and founding father, Joao Gilberto celebrated his 82nd birthday this month and will have more to celebrate as he successfully navigated through a court case to reclaim a number of recorded tapes. The court case pitted Joao Gilberto against EMI Music for custody of tapes that contained previously recorded material by Gilberto. This includes famous works such as “Chega de Saudade”, “Love, Smile and Flower” and “Joao Gilberto.” […]