BRAZILIAN BOSSA NOVA MUSIC

BOSSA NOVA GENESIS

Bossa Nova, with its soft, elaborate and intimate rhythm, was born in Rio de Janeiro, in the late 1950s. Bossa Nova is a type of music that mixes the Brazilian samba beat with North-american jazz and classic music. In the Bossa Nova themes, lyrics - often sung off-key - have a role just as important as the music itself; as such, the poet, or lyricist-poet, is as important as the composer.

TOM JOBIM AND VINICIUS DE MORAES

Most of Bossa Nova themes have a duo of creators: the poet and the composer. Tom Jobim (a composer) and Vinicius de Moraes (a poet) are a legendary example of such an association; Tom Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes' The Girl From Ipanema was the first big international hit of Bossa Nova and Brazilian popular music.

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