1311, 2012

Gilberto Gil in Ottawa

Legendary Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil will be performing in the Canadian capital on the 20th of November at the Dominion-Chalmers United Church.The show begins at 7:30 pm and tickets can be bought here.This show is but one of his stops on his North American tour. […]

1111, 2012

Album of the Week: Quiet Nights – Miles Davis

The 60’s saw the popularization of bossa nova in American homes and as an admitted admirer of the music from Brazil, it is not surprising that Miles Davis would attempt an album inspired by the new craze. Having already released three strong albums together, “Quiet Nights”, would serve as the final collaborative effort from the celebrated duo of Davis and Gil Evans.

Putting aside his virtuoso ability with a trumpet, Davis’ versatility as a musician and attitude towards innovation are two of his defining characteristics. These aforementioned qualities are tested on this release. […]

1011, 2012

Song of the Week: Wait till You See Her – Quiet Nights

Originally written by Richard Rodgers for the play “By Jupiter” , Miles Davis employs a clever use of dissonance at points. Coupled with a variety of brass instruments, he gives the show tune a colorful rendition . […]

811, 2012

The Gentleman and Bossa Nova

An original article on my fictional account of being a true gentleman in the world of bossa nova and South American culture. Written by yours truly and featured on the gentleman. The link is right here […]

611, 2012

Video: Year of Brazil – Vinicius de Moraes Tribute

Vinicius de Moraes rememebered on “Year of Brazil.”
 
On August 9th, performers paid special homage to the great lyricist and poet Vinicius De Moraes during a concert in Portugal . Famed Brazilian singer Miucha (mother of Bebel Gilberto) & Vinicius De Moraes’ own daughter, Georgiana, both took part in the tribute, which was mainly comprised of songs written by the bossa nova legend. This was a part of the “Year In Brazil” an ongoing event to highlight and further strengthen the cultural and technological ties between Brazil & Portugal. […]

511, 2012

Video:Full Metal Alchemist & Bossa Nova

For one reason or another, it now seems common practice to find a Japanese anime soundtrack featuring a song done in “bossa nova style.”  In the past few weeks we featured music from the animes Bleach & Idolm@sters and now we present the bossa nova version of  “tsuki no uragawa”  from the Full Metal Alchemist soundtrack. […]

411, 2012

Gilberto Gil performs featured in “Voices of Latin America”

The legendary Carnegie Hall has been the venue for a number of monumental events in bossa nova history. Artists such as Joao Gilberto, Astrud Gilberto and Stan Getz were able to propel the popularity of the music through their performances and subsequent live albums recorded at the hall.  The advocacy of music from every corner of the globe has been a defining characteristic of the locale and this is continued with “Voice of Latin America” […]

111, 2012

Noel Releases Bossa Nova single “Woman”

In keep with the recent focus on bossa nova from the east, we bring you music from Korea. It is not Gangnam style this time around though. The group we are focusing on today is K-pop male vocal group “Noel.” After a 5 year hiatus in which they released virtually no original work, last year saw them triumphantly return to mainstream Korean music. […]

3010, 2012

Festa Brasileira this Thursday

Lüssi Michael (vocals, guitar, percussion), Guillaume Larouche (percussion, saxophone, flute) and Maude Desbois (dance) will be presenting a Brazilian festival, featuring compositions by Lüssi well as classic samba and bossa nova. The show will take place this Thursday(Nov. 1st) at 1348 Fleury Street East, Montreal. Lüssi and Larouche are also part of the Brazilian music and jazz group , VIVA NOVA. […]

3010, 2012

“Rediscovering” out Nov. 6th

Elis Regina is rediscovered by her daughter – Viva Elis will be available on DVD as of November 6th.
 
Maria Rita, daughter of famed Brazilian singer Elis Regina, announced on Monday (29) in Mumbai that her album/DVD “Rediscovering” will be released on November 6th. The album/DVD is apart of the “Viva Elis” project which is commemorating the 30th anniversary of the passing of Elis.
She revealed that the requests for album and tour appeared on social networks.  “The beauty of these social networks. It was  touching.” […]

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