Summertime Sambas and The New Bossa Beat


| Air Date: 07-08-20 through 07-14-20 is the official streaming radio partner for The Sounds of Brazil!

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Welcome once again!

It was a simple question that brought an unexpected response, and it came at the end of dinner with a music label exec in Rio de Janeiro. As we capped off our meal with a few fingers of aged sipping cachaça I asked, “When it comes to the rest of the world, what do you think is Brazil’s most popular music?”

He replied without hesitation: “Samba. It’s always Samba.”

His answer surprised me, not only because of its immediate arrival but also because I had not even considered it against my own firmly held opinion: Bossa Nova.

My point is that Bossa Nova is a worldwide musical phenomenon – has been for decades. But now it’s time to tune in to Bossa’s future. The New Bossa Nova. It’s an interesting story and you can read it here.


Scott Adams

And now, the week’s top topics:

Chicago’s Cecy Santana is beginning to make a name for herself, and it couldn’t be more timly: July 10th is her birthday and you’ll catch her new single ‘Sem Voce’ on Friday’s Brazil Back2Back.

Always two of a kind and always two in a row. Catch Brazil Back2Back at the top of the hour at 11 am, 2 pm and 5 pm CT every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on our streaming station.

Joao Gilberto’s passing in his home town of Rio de Janeiro a year ago this week still causes waves of appreciation, rememberence and well wishes for fans worldwide.

One of the best ways to truly appreciate Joao Gilberto’s life and musical legacy is to actually expereince his life and world in which he lived. Summer is the perfect time to pick up Bossa Nova’s most important book.

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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

Café Roma<>Brass/Cafe Roma 3 

Rainha<>Toco & Nina Miranda/Memorias

Out of Time<>Deodato/Summer Samba

Welcome to the Brazil Club Lounge                     

Don’t Wait For Love<>Will Downing/Moods

Special Announcement

Set 2:

Introduce Our Next Set

Aguas De Marco<>Joao Gilberto/Joao (White Album)

Super Ambient<>Bossacucanova/Ipanema Lounge V.1

Introduce Next Song

Brisa Mar<>Sabrina Malheiros/New Morning

Wake Up<>Torcuato Mariano/Lift Me Up

Novo Visual<>Marcos Valle/The Best of Marcos Valle

Set 3: Introduce This Week’s Spotlight Song

Oração Ao Tempo<>Djavan/Aria Ao Vivo

Half A Minute (Live)<>Basia/Clear Horizon: The Best of Basia

Brasileiro<>Ray Obiedo/Sticks & Stones


Hour 2:

Set 1: 

Sonho do Brasil<>Slowdown/Retrospectives

Morning Gaze<>Quetzal Guerrero/Coiza Boa

Welcome To Our Second Hour

Adriana<>Wanda Sa/Vagamente

Adriana<>Rosalia de Souza/Garota Moderna

Bellavista<>Barrio Jazz Gang/Spectrum

Special Announcement

Heaven<>Wei Chi/Nueva Bossa Nova

Set 2:

Introduce Brazil Back2Back: Made In Chicago           

Samba Pra Luiz<>Luciano Antonio/Sem Palavras

Sem Voce<>Cecy Santana/Single

Introduce Next Song

How Insensitive<>DJ Chul-E & Jobim/ (Suntrust Mix)

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

Bayu-Bayu<>Soul Bossa Trio/Soul Bossa Trio

Set 3:

Tanto Tempo<>Bebel Gilberto/Tanto Tempo

Giraffe In Green<>Jun Miyake/Post Modern Bossa

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Next Week: July’s Summer Sambas theme slows things down for a while with the summer edition of ‘Long Songs’. Songs that take their own sweet time because they have a lot to say! 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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