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Firemen, João Gilberto and Columbia University.

Firemen, João Gilberto and Columbia University

Anyone who’s closely followed João Gilberto’s career over the decades knows of his proclivity for unpredictable behavior. Stories abound, passing from fact to legend....

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...

Roberto Menescal’s Salad Dressing

Rio's Bossa Nova legend was in front of the cameras over the weekend, at Village Porto de Galinhas just south of far northeastermn city...
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...
Joao Gilberto Falls On Hard Times

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...
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...
the hidden stories behind Getz/Gilberto

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...

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...
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...

How Stan Getz Became Bossa Nova’s American Icon

Bossa 60: Talented and temperamental, dedicated and demanding, Stan Getz was once described as “a great bunch of guys” due to his many moods and...

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