The Legacy of Joao Gilberto is the Official Streaming Radio Partner for The Sounds of Brazil!

‘The Best of Brazil 2019’ airs daily on our streaming Station from 12-26-19 through 01-01-20 Monday-Friday at 7 am, 3 pm, 6 pm and midnight Central Time (US). Weekends, too.  On The Radio: Listen to The Sounds of Brazil every Sunday, 2-4 pm on Chicago’s 90.9 FM WDCB.

Click here for a complete list of our affiliate stations. Use our time zone converter to find your local time. 

  • On Demand: This program is available for repeat listening from December 29th to January 12th, 2020.  Click here to Listen.


The Sounds of Brazil is one of 13 streaming music channels at
The Sounds of Brazil is one of 13 streaming music channels at

These days, our digital lives make it easy to take music for granted. But it’s a lot more special when we don’t.

This week, it’s a specail encore presenation for The Legacy of Joao Gilberto and the generational talent of Brazil’s ‘First Family’ of Bossa Nova. A legacy born from a single creative moment in Brazilian song more than 60 years ago.

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The Bect of Brazilian Music 2019: Our annual showcase of the year’s best songs is waiting for you on our homepage. Ten top choices, plus the storys behind them, plus the year’s best concert memories and events. Learn more.

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Love the music? Like our page at Facebook. Click here then share The Sounds of Brazil with your friends. You’ll have my thanks!

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Cozy up with this one: Settllng in with a good book is one of the joys of summer. Want to experience the stories and people surrounding the birth of Bossa Nova in Rio de Janeiro?  Bossa Nova’s most important book makes a great impression: it’s almost like being there!

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Sunday’s Brazilian Brunch serves up long sets of Bossa Nova and Brazilian Jazz, plus fan favorites from our earliest years – 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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The Legacy of Joao Gilberto

Hour 1:
Set 1: The Sounds of Brazil Opening Theme
Third Time Lucky<>Basia/Basia on Broadway
Super Ambient<>Bossacucanova/Ipanema Lounge V.1
Fly Me To The Moon<>Julie London/Ultra Lounge #14
Welcome to the Lounge            
Doralice<>J. Gilberto & S. Getz/Bossa Years
Special Announcement
Summer Breezin’ (SomeBossa)<>Al Jarreau/My Old Friend

Set 2:
Introduce Our Next Set
Summer Samba (So Nice)<>Astrud Gilberto/Album
Pepe<>Ricardo Silveira/Small World
Introduce Next Set                           
Guarapiranga<>Toco/Outro Lugar
Mainstream<>Soulstance/Truth Simplicity & Love
Like A Prayer<>Danni Carlos/Danni

Set 3: Introduce This Week’s Spotlight Song
Circular<>Bianca Rossini/Kiss of Brazil
Bitcoin Samba<> Roy Stephansen/Single
Bein’ Cool<>Djavan/Puzzle of Hearts
Samba Saravah<>Pauline Croz/Bossa Nova

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Hour 2:
Set 1:
Momento<>Bebel Gilberto/Momento
Welcome To Our Second Hour
Samba Da Minha Terra<>Joao Gilberto/Legendary Joao Gilberto
Easy Ridin’<>Leo Gandelman/Western World
Os Grillos<>Marcela Mangabeira/Simples
Special Announcement
Lamento<>Christian McBride & Ernie Watts/Twist of Jobim

Set 2:
Introduce Next Set
Saudosismo<>Miucha/Saude Brasil
Ocean Way<>Torcuato Mariano/Last Look
Introduce Next Song
Tout Est Bleu<>Bebel Gilberto/Tudo
Meu Pais (My Country)<>Luiz Avelar/Homenagem a Ivan Lins
Color of the Watercolor<>R. Folegatti/Watercolors

Set 3:
Who Needs Forever?<>Astrud Gilberto w/Thievery Corp.
Tema de La Onde<>Nicola Conte/Café Roma Vol. 2

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Next Week: We’ll unwrap ‘A Brazilian Christmas’ with two hours of seasonal sambas for our weekly show, and beginning at midnight December 21st, 2019 our streaming station at will present A Brazilian Christmas, streamed non-stop and commercial free, through Christmas Day. 2019 marks our 23nd consecutive year. Sounds great on your Smart Phone, too. Happy Holidays!

I hope you’ll enjoy the program this week, too 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.