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Bossa 60

So Nice! David Benoit and Marc Antoine ‘Live’ in Chicago

Longtime musical friends David Benoit and Marc Antoine released their Bossa-themed album So Nice in 2017 to rave reviews. The ten songs include Bossa Nova...

Here’s Bossa Nova’s Most Important Book

Our summer-long celebration for Bossa Nova’s 60th birthday includes a deep dive into the real-life story behind the music and the personalities who created...

A World Without Bossa Nova? It Almost Happened.

Bossa Nova celebrates its 60th birthday this week, but there was a moment in time where a twist of fate was all that stood...

The Look of Love At 50

50 years ago today, ‘The Look of Love’ rose to #4 on Billboard’s Top 100. Sergio Mendes has had 14 hits and four songs...

Why Sergio Mendes Absolutely Loves July

Sergio Mendes has savored many great moments as Brazil’s best-known musical ambassador, from his Grammy and Latin Grammy wins to his touchstone recordings with...

It’s Sea, It’ Sun, It’s Here

It's sea, it's sun, it's here: We’re celebrating Bossa Nova’s 60th Birthday with special weekend programming on The Sounds of Brazil’s streaming station. Join...

From Italy To Bossa With Love

Say the words "Bossa Nova" and most of us with think 'Brazil', or even better, 'Rio de Janeiro', or better yet, 'Ipanema'. But today,...

The Story Behind ‘Mas Que Nada’

So the 50th Anniversary of Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 gave us a magical moment in 2016 and then 2017 stepped up with its...

The Hidden Stories Behind Getz/Gilberto

It’s true: music is often culture’s best ambassador between nations and for Brazil and America, I think that only one album which qualifies to...

Joao Gilberto Falls On Hard Times

Brazil’s nightly TV novelas love to reimagine history, but there’s a sad-but-true soap opera playing out in real time, involving one of Brazil’s legendary...