2810, 2012

Song of the Week: La-La (Means I Love You) – Contagious

Originally written by Thom Bell and performed by the Delfonics in 1968 La-La is a soul classic which is expertly covered by Sitti with  additional Bossa flair. […]

2710, 2012

Album of the Week – Contagious – Sitti Navarro

After 5 successful album releases, Sitti Navarro, the Philippine’s “Queen of Bossa Nova” released” Contagious” in 2009. Fittingly titled; the album features a number of standards and classic songs that have been infected by her voice and style.

With her talent showcased in previous work, she explores new avenues in “Contagious”. Manoeuvring through songs with varying styles, she manages to inscribe her special qualities on each song. This is done with confidence and security that is backed by a voice that is both radiant and calming. […]

2610, 2012

Video: Save The Children – Fabrizio Ferri and Bebel Gilberto

In cooperation with the non-profit organization “Save the Children” Bebel Gilberto has taken time out of her busy schedule to volunteer and provide a treat for various needy children in poor areas of Brazil. The video below showcases her efforts. Directed by world-famous photographer Fabrizio Ferri and featuring  Gilberto’s very own song, “August Day Song,” in the background, the video is both artistically and emotionally gratifying. […]

2610, 2012

Video: Winter Bossa Nova

Babi Mendes is a brazilian artist specializing in jazz and bossa nova. Talented and bi-lingual her debut album “Short Stories” was released in 2010. Upon hearing the album american jazz pianist and songwriter, Tom Grant, contacted her and 2 years later “winter bossa nova” is the result of their interaction. […]

2610, 2012

Gilberto Gil coming to USCB

The Brazillian musical legend and cultural ambassador, Gilberto Gil, will be a making a special appearance and performance on the campus of the University of South Carolina Beaufort, next week. This is apart of the Campus’ “Brazilian Legends in Concert.” Tickets are discounted for students at $18.00 and the general public will be charged $42.oo. Tickets can be bought here. […]

2410, 2012

Italian Bossa Nova: Riccardo Bossa Nova

As the media focuses on the current disaster that has befallen Italy  we hear at bnovamusic would like to shift the focus to bossa nova from some of the finest bossa and Jazz acts from Italia.
“Recardo Bossa Nova” was released in 2009 featuring Irio De Paula and Gianni Basso. The former was born in Rio de Janeiro and has established himself as one of, if not definitively the most prominent Italian bossa nova musician, amassing a loyal following and more than 50 studio albums. Basso is one of Europe’s finest jazz musicians and also enjoyed a long and fruitful career in Italy. […]

2410, 2012

Minas pay homage to Getz Gilberto

The duo known as “Minas”  comprises of both a Brazilian musician and an American as well. This seems particularly appropriate as together the two have tried to provide a bridge between Brazil and music through their performances of Brazilian music; a feat they seemed to have accomplished. Over the last few decades they have successfully established themselves as one of the most sought after Brazilian musical acts by American audiences.


2310, 2012

Lisa Ono to perform in Singapore

Japanese Bossa Nova starlet Lisa Ono will perform at the Kallang Theatre in Singapore on October  27th.

2310, 2012

Tom Jobim – Music and Nature

Tom Jobim remebered in exhibition centered around two theme imporant to his life: music and nature
Tom Jobim – Music and Nature is an exhibition which is meant to portray the most remarkable periods of Jobim’s life through photos, projections, manuscripts and scores. Also through his personal items such as his distinctive hat and a box of whistles . It is set to open next Tuesday, the 30th, at the Instituto Antonio Carlos Jobim. […]

2010, 2012

Album of the Week: Joao- Joao Gilberto

In 1991 Joao Gilberto commemorated a glittering career with the release of “Joao.”  After years of not releasing original compositions, this album stands out as his only work in that category for the entire decade. Undoubtedly, it stands out for much more as well. […]