408, 2012

Song of the Week : Berimbau – Look to the Rainbow

Berimbau takes its name from the instrument which is heard in its intro and throughout the song. Having its origins in Africa the instrument  is most widely known as the rhythm keeper in the Brazilian martial art of capoeira and is also the subject of the song. The song itself was originally by the guitarist Baden Powell with lyrics by the great Vinicius de Moraes. […]

408, 2012

Album of the week: Look to the Rainbow (1965) – Astrud Gilberto

“Look to the Rainbow” is the third solo album released by bossa nova superstar Astrud Gilberto.  Much like her previous two releases, ”The Astrud Gilberto Album” and “The Shadow of your Smile”, Gilberto strikes a chord with her listeners due to her distinct voice. […]

308, 2012

Bossa nova on Idolm@ster anime soundtrack

We here at Bnovamusic always try to provide both traditional bossa nova content and also bossa nova content with an interesting twist. Today’s post definitely falls into the latter category. […]

208, 2012

Edu Lobo performs at Bauru Anniversary party

Wednesday saw the festivities surrounding the 116th anniversary of the emancipation of Bauru bring a musical show piece. Not only were the works of Vinicius de Moraes and Tom Jobim  show cased but Edu Lobo also  shared material from his new project entitled “So many Tides”. […]

208, 2012

Maria Bethânia dedicates show to Chico Buarque

Saturday August 4th will see Maria Bethânia perform a collection on Chico Buarque’s songs in Rio. It has been reported that Chico will be in attendance. Hearing these reports ticket sales skyrocketed and were sold out within 4 hours of their online release. […]

208, 2012

Video: Bebel Gilberto perfoming “Isn’t She lovely” live from Central park

Bebel Gilberto performing “Isn’t she lovely” by Stevie Wonder live from Central park during the Brasil Summerfest 2012 in New York. […]

208, 2012

Up and coming artist Bella Queiroz performing tonight

Local talent, Bella Queiroz will be performing a set of bossa nova classics composed and written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Chico Buarque. This is a part of the “music on the scene ” project which aims to showcase  local talent.  […]

208, 2012

Video: Roberta Sa’s Expierment with Instruments

Bossa nova starlets Roberta Sa has admitted to experimenting with ukelele and guitar but in a light-hearted video (In Portuguese) confesses to be too “lazy” to play.


108, 2012

Bebel Gilberto to Perform at Herbst Theatre, September 30th

Bossa nova songstress Bebel Gilberto will be performing at the fourth annual Hope and Benefit concert for Instituto Familiar de la Raza at the Herbst Theater. Her opening act will be the multilingual and multi-talented Diana Gameros. […]

108, 2012

Luisa Maita perfoming in All-ages Anthology in San Diego

Bossa nova singer and songwriter Luisa Maita will be performing in the All Ages Aanthology in San Diego today. […]