Program #1417: Hot Brazilian Nights

Hot Brazilian Nights
It's Hot Brazilian Nights on The Sounds of Brazil at, because when the sun goes down, the music heats up!


‘Hot Brazilian Nights’ airs daily on our streaming station from 07-24-19 through 07-30-19 Monday-Friday at 7 am, 3 pm, 6 pm and midnight Central Time (US). Weekends, too. Our Programming Guide is here.

On The Radio: Listen to The Sounds of Brazil every Sunday, 2-4 pm on Chicago’s 90.9 FM WDCB and streaming live at  Click here for a complete list of our affiliate stations

Ahh, summer!

When it comes to the seasons and Brazil, everything gets a bit upside down.  So as the land of Samba and Sun slips into the tropical chill of winter in the southern hemisphere, memories of a blazing hot summer still linger on the tan lines of the Copacabana faithful.

Meanwhile, America’s summertime playgrounds from South Beach to South Padre, Venice Beach to Chicago’s Oak Street Beach are blazing hot this year. In fact, we are entering the hottest part of the year.

Think of those Copacabana memories as a preview of coming attractions because this week, The Sounds of Brazil takes you away for ‘Hot Brazilian Nights’.

The mix befits the occasion: rhythmic tunes from Bossacucanova, Bebel Gilberto and Kaoma. Gilberto Gil throws down a reggae vibe and Marina Elali taps into the spirit of Celine Dion. On the ‘wind down and chill’ side, there’s Claudio Zolli, Tom & Julie, Adrianna Calconhotto (with her acoustic Brazilian guitar) and Deodato at “Sunset”.

And I’ll even include US radio debuts for new tunes for summer from both Eliane Elias and Marcos Valle, too!

~ Scott Adams

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Feed your Inner Bossa by experiencing the life and times of Bossa Nova’s birth in Rio de Janeiro.  Bossa Nova’s most important book makes for a great summer read: it’s almost like being there!

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Make a date with the Events page at Connect Brazil: Live music, a new restaurant, outdoor party or art showing, chances are you’ll find it on our website, or add it yourself… it’s always free! And we’re adding more every day! Music, Travel, Friends & Fun! From our home page on your computer, tablet or smart phone.

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Sunday’s Brazilian Brunch will serve up long sets of summery sambas – the perfect musical backdrop for whatever you have going on this weekend! Only on Sundays at 5 am, 9 am, 2 pm and 11 pm Central time and only on The Sounds of Brazil’s streaming station from the player. 

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Requests pay off because you get to hear your name and song on The Sounds of Brazil, and maybe even win a Brazilian CD for yourself and a friend when I play yours. Request a song, artist or style when you visit the Lounge to place a request!

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Hour 1:

Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme

Like Ours<>Tom & Julie/Bossa Tres Jazz 2

Saudade<>Thievery Corporation/Saudade

Muito Tarde (It’s Too Late)<>Guilherme Arantes/Classicos

Welcome to The Lounge             

Azul<>Bebel Gilberto/Momento

Special Announcement

Olha Quem Ta Chegando<>Marcos Valle/Sempre US Radio Debut

Set 2:

Introduce Next Set

Voce<>Emilio Santiago/Perdido de Amor

Super Ambient<>Bossacucanova/Ipanema Lounge V.1

Introduce Next Song

Miss Susanna<>Djavan/Bird Of Paradise

San Juan Sunset<>Deodato/Love Island

O Amor e O Poder (Power of Love)<>Marina Elali/Marina

Set 3: Brazilian Minute: ‘Selaron Steps’

Introduce This Week’s Spotlight Song

Baby Come To Me<>Eliane Elias/Love Stories      US Radio Debut

Sulla Vespa<>Mazzachigno/Cafe Roma Vol 2

Cada Um Cada Um<>Claudio Zolli/Claudio Zolli

Hour 2:

Set 1:

Devolva-me<>Adrianna Calconhotto/Publico

Estrada Branca<>Til Bronner/That Summer

Welcome To Our Second Hour

Corcovado<>Astrud Gilberto/Next Stop Wonderland

Don Azimuth<>Marcos Ariel/4 Friends

Lamba Caribe<>Kaoma/Kaoma

Special Announcement

Vontade de Viver<>S-Tone w/Toco/Onda

Set 2:

Introduce Next Song

Lamento<>Antonio Carlos Jobim/Wave

O Lugar De Nosso Amor<>Gilberto Gil/Quanta

Mais Feliz<>Marcio Menescal/Bossa Now #6 After Dark

Introduce Next Song

Rio de Janeiro Blue<>Randy Crawford/Secret Combination

Batucada<>Boney James/The Beat

Il Cerchio Rosso/Crimsom Circle<>Nicola Conte/Bossa Per Due

Set 3:

So Many Stars<>Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66/Greatest Hits

Pode Ser<>Jorge Vercillo/ Como Diria Blavatsky

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Next Week: We celebrate the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim twice a year: once on his birthday in late January, and one more time in July, because why not? Please plan to join me for ‘The Spirit of Jobim’!

I hope you’ll enjoy the show and please – tell a few friends about us! It’s always great to share the music.

Whether it’s your radio, your computer at work or your tablet or smart phone, thanks for tuning in! I really appreciate it, and please tell a friend or two about us.

And don’t forget about our weekly broadcasts in Chicago: Sundays at 2:00 pm Central on 90.9 FM WDCB and

View our complete daily broadcast schedule here.

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