Rosalia de Souza


‘Rosalia de Souza’ airs daily on our streaming station from 07-03-19 through 07-09-19 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

Hi Everyone,

Another summery holiday weekend – don’t forget the music!

How is it that one of Brazil’s most exciting new voices comes from… Italy?

Well, we’ve come to expect great things from Rosalia de Souza since her early days as a stable singer for the Milan-based label, Schema. Her solo career began with the New Bossa gem ‘Garota Moderna’ (Modern Girl). She quickly won fans and the buzz heated up!

You’ll find that there’s plenty to like about Rosalia de Souza this week on The Sounds of Brazil, including a song form her new album.

Our playlist includes classic Brazilian jazz from Marcos Valle and Lee Ritenour with Djavan, classic MPB from Rita Lee and a dreamy drift-away tune from Kevyn Lettau.

I’ve even sprinkled in requests for Toco, Marcos Ariel and Sergio Mendes with Brasil 66, too.

The perfect tonic – with a twist – for July’s ‘Summer Sambas’ theme.


And now, the week’s top topics:

Joao Gilberto passed away in Rio de Janeiro Saturday, at age 88. Frail and in failing health, the Father of Bossa Nova joins the very small number of true musical innovators and his life in music will be forever appreciated.

You’ll find our story on his passing here.

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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 always features the softer side of Brazilian song. Reimagine your Summertime Sundays. Only on our streaming station.

Join us ‘Live’ Sundays only, for three full hours beginning at 5 am and 9 am Central and then again at 2 pm and 8 pm 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


Flute, Accordion & Viola<>Dori Caymmi/If Ever

Rio<>Lucio Alves/Bossa Nova Sua Historia

Welcome to the Brazil Club Lounge                     

As Gotas<>Rosalia de Souza/Garota Moderna

Special Announcement

Set 2:

Brazil Back2Back: Remembering Joao Gilberto  story

Wave<>Joao Gilberto/Amoroso

Falsa Baiana<>Joao Gilberto/Joao Gilberto

Introduce Next Set                           

The Vendor<>Ricardo Silveira/Small World

From Paris To Rio<>Latin Vibe/Café Roma Vol. 2

Asa<>Lee Ritenour & Djavan/World of Brazil    

Set 3: This Week’s Spotlight Song

A Tela<>Rosalia de Souza/Tempo

The Mood Is Modal<>Beat Girls/The Mood Is Modal

Agua Viva<> Filo Machado/Singing Samba


Hour 2:

Set 1:

Fullgas<>Rosalia de Souza/Single

Welcome To Our Second Hour

Invictor<>Jorge Vercillo/ Como Diria Blavatsky

Sessao Das Onze<>Ricardo Silveira/RSVC

The Look of Love<>Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66/Greatest Hits            

Special Announcement

Escape<>Marcos Valle/Best of Marcos Valle

Set 2:

Introduce Next Set

Bom Motivo<>Toco with Rosalia de Souza/Outro Lugar

Underneath The Face of the Moon<>Kevyn Lettau/Universal

Introduce Next Song                                                                     

You Are My Romance<>Oscar Castro-Neves/Tropical Heart

Caso Serio<>Rita Lee/Rita Lee

Don Azimuth<>Marcos Ariel/4 Friends

Set 3:

Canto De Ossanha<>Rosalia de Souza/Garota Moderna

Felicidade<>Seu Jorge/Musicas para Churrasco, Vol. 2

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Next Week: July is a month of “Summer Sambas, and I’ll serve up two hours of The New Bossa Beat! 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.