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Jorge Ben wrote Mas Que Nada

The Story Behind ‘Mas Que Nada’

The story behind 'Mas Que Nada' began as a samba in Rio and not a bossa nova in Los Angeles. Funny thing: Sambistas didn't...

Mas Que Nada

Program #1425 -  Mas Que Nada Live365.com is the Official Streaming Radio Partner for The Sounds of Brazil! 'Mas Que Nada' airs daily from 09-18-19 through...
From Italy To Bossa With Love

From Italy To Bossa With Love

Bossa Nova means Brazil. But today's best bossas aren't coming only from Ipanema. They're also coming to us wrapped in a fancy ribbon with...

Three Memorable Stories Bring Bossa’s 60th Year To A Close

Miucha's passing, a legendary re-issue and Norman Gimble's legacy. The final week of Bossa Nova’s 60th year brought events which will echo long past...
Alexandra Jackson Sings 'A Felicidade' at Connectbrazil.com

Alexandra Jackson Sings ‘A Felicidade’

2018 marks Bossa Nova’s 60th birthday, and here’s another important song from its very first year. ‘A Felicidade’ was penned by Antonio Carlos Jobim...
Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars: The Story Behind Alexandra Jackson's Musical Mashup at Connectbrazil.com

Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars: The Story Behind Alexandra Jackson’s Musical Mashup

“Quiet nights of quiet stars, quiet chords from my guitar, floating on the silence that surrounds us…” The English lyrics to this Bossa Nova...
So Nice! David Benoit and Marc Antoine ‘Live’ in Chicago

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. But July 2018 brought them to...
Ruy Castro's 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.

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

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...

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