1908, 2012

Connie Evingson releases Bossa Nova album “Sweet Happy Life”

American jazz and pop singer, Connie Evingson has recently released her 9th album “Sweet Happy Life.” […]

1808, 2012

Album of the Week: Estudando a Bossa – Nordeste Plaza (2008) – Tom Ze

Brazil is a country that is blessed with a cornucopia of big personalities and talented musicians, so for one individual to stick out amongst the masses in both regards is a sign of someone special and Tom Ze is exactly that. His larger than life personality seems to bring equal or even more notoriety to him than his music. This is not a bad a thing however, as the music perfectly mirrors the personality. He is unconventional, comical, clever and always innovative and that is exactly what his album “Estudando a Bossa – Nordeste Plaza” is as well. […]

1808, 2012

Song of the Week: Síncope Jãobim – Estudando A Bossa Nordeste Plaza

At its essence Síncope Jãobim  can be considered a 3 minute history lesson on the beautiful genre that is Bossa Nova. In his  playful style Tom Ze and his partner on the track Andreia Dias  give you the greats of Bossa and Brazilian Music on a whole, mentioning the likes of Lyra, Jobim and Baden Powell. […]

1808, 2012

Video: Bebel GIlberto live at Lozenets, Bulgaria

1708, 2012

A Unique Musical Pairing: Hamilton de Holanda and Edmar Castaneda

Halmilton De Holanda and Edmar Castaneda are an unusual musical duo. The first is a Brazilian-born multi-instrumentalist and mandolin virtuoso, who has played on no less than 25 albums including movie scores and orchestral recordings. […]

1608, 2012

Roberta Sá set to open the Events Centre of Ceará

On Saturday the 18th of August Roberta Sá as well as other musicians such as Daniela Mercury and Paralamas do Sucesso will open the Events Centre of Ceará with a show called Cultural Turn in Fortaleza. Admission is free so arrive early to secure good seats. The show begins at 5pm and will last to 1 am in the morning. […]

1408, 2012

Show Dedicated to Nara Leao is Postponed

A show dedicated to bossa nova singer, Nara Leao, was to take place this October but that prospect now seems very unlikely. The show which would commemorate 70 years since her birth, has had to be postponed due to a lack of sponsorship. This would seem surprising for a singer touted as the “muse” of bossa nova. […]

1408, 2012

Video: Buddy Greco performs, “So Danco Samba”

Today is the 86th birthday of American singer and pianist Buddy Greco. […]

1408, 2012

10 interesting facts about, “The Girl from Ipanema”

This month marks 50 years since the most famous bossa nova song of all time, “The girl from Ipanema” was originally composed. There have been a number of articles from various media outlets, both within and outside of Brazil, that have commemorated this golden jubilee. Many of them have been informative and shed more light on the process behind the making of the song and the great success and honors bestowed upon the song, its creators and even the girl it is supposedly based on. However, there are still some things, you may not know about this song. Here are 10 facts about the song from Veja Rio. […]

1408, 2012

The “Bossa Nova” ball

Adidas the sport equipment manufacturer and a sponsor for the next World Cup to be held in Brazil in 2014 has considered the genre as a name for the official ball for the tournament.Other names up for consideration are Carnavalesca, a word describing someone who plans or participates in the country’s raucous carnival celebrations. As well as Brazuca, which is a playful slang word for native Brazilians. […]