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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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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....