1402, 2014

Chega De Saudade

Boss nova fans are very much aware that  the founding of the genre, at times has been attributed, to Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius De Moraes, who are of legendary stature in the world of music . Chega De Saudade is often considered as the first recorded bossa nova song which was initially composed by Jobim and written by Vinicius and became a hit after Joao Gilberto released it as a single on an album of the same name.  The phrase itself which means ‘enough longing’ expresses an intense homesickness. Bossa Nova has managed to solidify an influence in New York and over the next few weeks when jazz and bossa nova fans reminisce and play back this song they should be reminded to go to 80 W 3rd  St on April 1. […]

1202, 2014

Mr.Suave’s Mod Bossa Nova

Mr.Suave’s Mod Mod World is a site dedicated to mod music. Mr.Suave did a feature on Bossa Nova earlier this year. As he described ” the South American sensation,” should be apart of any mods catalog. One may ask however , what is mod ? and how does it tie in with Bossa? For these answers we turned to Mr.Suave himself. […]

702, 2014

Luciana Souza performs for harvard

Definitely one of modern Jazz’s leading female songwriters and interpreters, Grammy award winner, Luciana Souza, continues to provide rich experiences for Jazz and Bossa Nova lovers. […]

502, 2014

Vinicius’ last Interview

Vinicius de Moraes, the celebrated Brazilian poet, gave his last interview with journalist Narceu de Almeida Filho in his home in Gávea , Rio de Janeiro in 1979. He had recently gotten married and after a period of travel had settled down to work on his writing again. The interview covered a variety of topics; from his work at the time of the interview, his reaction to criticism, religion, death, his partnerships and relationships, (both professionally and personal )Bossa Nova and Brazilian society. […]

2101, 2014

Interview with Marcos Soter

Marcos Soter is a guitarist whose work over the years has enchanted his listeners.Not only a performer and artist but a teach and producer Marcos has worked with some of the greats such as  Toninho Horta and  Lula Galvão.  His style blends the sounds of Brazil with more traditional elements of jazz . Specializing in a number of genres the talented Marco kindly agreed to answer some of our questions.


1301, 2014

Lost Samba: Book Review

In lost Samba one can find a collection of stories and anecdotes that gives us a unique peak into Brazilian life […]

901, 2014

Lisa Ono celebrates New Year in Beijing

The Queen of Bossa Nova Lisa Ono celebrated the coming of 2014 with a concert in Beijing ,China at the Worker’s Gymnasium. She treated the Chinese public with a mix of songs from around the world adding in her bossa flair to the delight of all those in attendance. While in China she conducted and interview with CCTV’s Culture Express which can be seen below. […]

501, 2014

Best of Bossa Nova in 2013

A Review of the Best of Bossa Nova in 2013

2013 was another important year for all fans of music but for fans of bossa nova, the Celebration of 100 years of Vinicius was a year long event. It was also an important year for bnovamusic that saw us change the look and structure of the websites. In this article I will recap the year in bossa nova and also the year for Bnovamusic, featuring some of our most interesting stories. […]

3012, 2013

Interview with Marcio Celli

Porto Alegre based artist Marcio Celli has had a distinguished career , producing a number of albums , his latest being Da Minha Janela. Marcio was kind enough to take some time and answer our questions . […]

2412, 2013

Merry 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. […]