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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...
It's sea, it's sun, it's here

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...
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...
Sergio Mendes

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...

The Waters of March: The Story Behind The Song

Spring can be the most fickle of seasons, especially here in Chicago. Some years, we'll be basking in endless days of 80 degree weather,...

The Girl From Ipanema Has Legs, Strikes Gold

Did you know that Bossa Nova’s timeless love song, ‘The Girl from Ipanema’ won a gold medal in music streaming following the opening ceremony...
Brazil in 1958.

Every Important Thing That Happened In Brazil In 1958

By all accounts, it was an amazing year. The country’s young, idealistic President was all about ‘change’ and making a break from the past....

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...
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...

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...

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