101, 2013

2013: The Year of Vinicius De Moraes

In 2013 the world will celebrate 100 years since the birth of Vinicius De Moraes

2013 promises to be another active and exciting years for bossa nova fans all over the world. There are a number of events and album releases on the horizon. However, as we look forward to a new year with new possibilities, we should also look back at the life and work of one of bossa nova’s most talented poets and lyricists, Vinicius De Moraes.


3112, 2012

Video: Sitti Navarro talks about new career direction

The Philippine, “Queen of bossa nova” Sitti Navarro has recently sat down with orange magazine TV to give a part English-part Philippine interview about her new direction. The young songstress has already released 4 studio albums and 2 live albums and has expressed excitement at future prospects with a new album to be released in 2013.


2812, 2012

Best of Bossa nova in 2012

A Review of the best in the world of bossa nova in 2012

2012, marks the first year of our existence but it also marks an important year in bossa nova music.We celebrated 50 years since the writing of the, “Girl from Ipanema” and also celebrated the golden Jubilee of Charlie Byrd’s and Stan Getz classic, “Jazz Samba.” In this article I will recap the year in bossa nova and also the year for Bnovamusic, featuring some of our most interesting stories.


2812, 2012

Exclusive Interview with Veronneau

Our exclusive interview with Veronneau.
Veronneau, has enjoyed a remarkable 2012. Their sophomore album the, “Jazz Samba Project,” was successful, receiving praise from various publications and  was our favorite release of 2012.  As the year comes to an end we interviewed the band to find out about their latest work, what the future has in store and more.


2612, 2012

Stevie Wonder and Gilberto Gil share the stage in Rio

On Christmas eve on the Copacabana Beach Stevie Wonder and Gilberto Gil delighted hundreds of thousands as they performed together in Rio de Janeiro.  Stevie Wonder amused fans first by speaking in  Portuguese and then later by performing his own rendition of  the bossa nova classic Girl from Ipanema. […]

2512, 2012

Have a Bossa Christmas

We here at bnovamusic would like to wish you and your loved ones a Bossa Christmas and a happy nova year. Our selection: Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 – The Christmas song. […]

2412, 2012

Helô Pinheiro: The Girl from Ipanema

Perhaps no person has enjoyed such a widely known and celebrated song dedicated to them than Helô Pinheiro. One day at a bar in Rio de Janeiro, lyricist Vinicius De Moraes and composer Antonio Carlos Jobim witnessed Pinheiro walking down the fashionable Ipanema strip. The event was to change their lives and the music world forever. Her beauty and alluring gait inspired the song “The girl from Ipanema,” which would go on to be one of the most successful and influential songs of the 20th century. […]

2312, 2012

Enter the Sandman in bossa nova style

Musical performances at weddings, generally tend to follow a prescribed Modus operandi. Music is usually soft and romantic. A fitting mood to such a cherished and intimate event in one’s life. Love songs from names such as Celine Dion, Tony Bennett and Nat king Cole are the expected standard. With this in mind it is very understandable that a band’s decision to play a Metallica classic, “Enter the Sandman” at a Wedding would catch the world by surprised. […]

2312, 2012

Can you hear it? Dirty Bossa Nova – Mr.Flash

Gilles Bousquet aka Mr.Flash is a French DJ known for his strong kicks and thumping basses. In his mix “Dirty Bossa Nova” he takes the Jobim classic “One Note Samba” and gives it a twist, reshaping  bossa nova into a hip hop groove. The results are excellent.

Can you hear it ? […]

2212, 2012

Sitti Navarro reveals her top 5

The Philippine “Queen of bossa nova,” Sitti Navarro, has had an active 2012 but 2013 promises to be even more eventful. A move to a new label , will bring with it a new album and a new artistic direction. Prior to this new dawn in her career she has sat down to reflect on her career to this point in an interview published on her official site. […]