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 without doubt one of the most well-liked musical genres on the earth. Songs akin to “The woman from Ipanema” (the 5th most often performed track within the world), “The Waters of March,” and “Desafinado” are recognized all over the world. Bossa Nova—a number-one bestseller whilst initially released in Brazil as Chega de saudade—is a definitive historical past of this seductive tune. according to large interviews with Antonio Carlos Jobim, João Gilberto, and the entire significant musicians and their acquaintances, Bossa Nova explains how a handful of Rio de Janeiro young children replaced the face of pop culture around the globe. Now, during this notable translation, the complete style of Ruy Castro’s wisecracking, chatty Portuguese comes via in a dinner party of element. alongside the best way he introduces a forged of unforgettable characters who grew to become Gilberto’s singular imaginative and prescient into the sound of a generation.

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