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Program #1387 – The Best of Brazilian Music 2018

The Best of Brazilian Music 2018 airs daily on our streaming Station from 12-26-18 through 01-01-19 Monday-Friday at 7 am, 3 pm, 6 pm and midnight Central Time (US). Weekends, too.

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Welcome to our final weekly show of 2018!

This week, it’s our annual look back at The Best of Brazilian Music 2018. It was a year that brought milestone moments for several Brazilian pop legends, along with a few noteworthy debuts and an important group of rising stars, so we’ll touch on 2018’s best songs, along with a few of our favorite concert memories, too.

The big story of the past year was Bossa Nova’s 60th birthday and we spent the summer months celebrating, so I’ll share a few historic highlights with you during the show today.

I hope you’ll enjoy this musical recap: 18 of the year’s best songs from both my streaming radio and syndicated versions of The Sounds of Brazil!

Get my video list of the ‘Top 10 Songs of 2018 and read up on Connectbrazil’s selection of Album of The Year.

But first, let’s catch up with a few timely tips for the week ahead:

Join me for The Sunday Brazilian Brunch: Perfect for smoothing out the bumps of a busy week. Three full hours every Sunday beginning at 5 am Central, and then again at 9 am, 2 pm and 8 pm. No app needed when you click the ‘play’ arrow at the bottom of every page at

This Sunday, I’ll recap The Top 10 Brazilian Songs of 2018 along with the stories behind the msuic. You are invited to listen live!

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Our Streaming Station’s popular Brazil Back2Back segment has growen to a third play every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Listen at 11 am, 2 pm and 5 pm Central beginning Friday December 27th.

Always two of a kind, and always two in a row! Have an idea for an upcomiong Brazil Back2Back? Click here to make a request.

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Happy Listening,
Scott Adams

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Legacy and Alchemy’s Alexandra Jackson at City Winery New York City on January 7, 2019. One Night Only!

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The Best of Brazilian Music 2018

Hour 1:
Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme
Sambadouro<>Ricardo Bacelar/Sebastiana
Bom Dia<>Roberto Vally/Boom Boom Boom
Chega De Saudade<>Joao Gilberto/Legendary
Welcome to the Lounge            
Scarbourogh Fair<>Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66/Greatest Hits
Bitcoin Samba<> Roy Stephansen/Smooth Currency
Special Announcement

Set 2:
Introduce Our Next Set
Fly Over The Horizon<>Marcos Ariel/Americas
Tempo de Adventura<>Marcia/Vai e Vem
Introduce Next Song                       
Leve<>Jorge Vercilo (English)/Single
A Cada Canto<>Alexia Bomtempo/Chasing Stars & Storms
Café Caldo<>Mazachigno/Cafe Roma 2

Set 3: This Week’s Spotlight Song
Azul<>Mahmundi/ Mahmundi
Cabriolet Causeway<>Milton Ranck/Layin Out
A Vide Viver Sem Voce<>Isabella Tavianni/Single


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Hour 2:
Set 1:
Fora da Memoria<>Tribalistas/Tribalistas 2
Welcome to our 2nd Hour
All One<>Alexandra Jackson w/ Al Jarreau/Legacy And Alchemy
Stand Up Paddle Girl<>Gabriel Martins/Mergulho
Clareia<>Sabrina Malheiros/Clareia
Special Announcement

Set 2:
Introduce Our Next Set
Termos e Condicoes<>Erasmo Carlos/Amor É Isso
Waiting In Vain<>Jody Watley/Single
Introduce Next Song
Incendiando<>Eliane Elias/Made In Brazil
So Nice<>David Benoit & Marc Antoine/So Nice
Let Me Say<>Silva/Brasileiro

Set 3:
Swingin’ Bossa<>Bebo Best Super Lounge Orch./Swingin’ Bossa
Lembra<>Luiza Possi/Single
On And On<>Stephen Bishop/Saudade