Bossa Nova: The Story of the Brazilian Music That Seduced the World

Bossa Nova: The Story of the Brazilian Music That Seduced the World

Ruy Castro


Bossa nova is among the most well-liked musical genres on this planet. Songs similar to “The lady from Ipanema” (the 5th most often performed track within the world), “The Waters of March,” and “Desafinado” are identified all over the world. Bossa Nova—a number-one bestseller while initially released in Brazil as Chega de saudade—is a definitive historical past of this seductive tune. according to wide interviews with Antonio Carlos Jobim, João Gilberto, and all of the significant musicians and their buddies, Bossa Nova explains how a handful of Rio de Janeiro young children replaced the face of pop culture world wide. Now, during this impressive translation, the complete taste of Ruy Castro’s wisecracking, chatty Portuguese comes via in a dinner party of aspect. alongside the way in which he introduces a solid of unforgettable characters who grew to become Gilberto’s singular imaginative and prescient into the sound of a generation.

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