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Bebel Gilberto Sums Up Life's Experiences on "Tudo"

Bebel Gilberto Sums Up Life’s Experiences on “Tudo”

From The Boston Globe: “Bebel Gilberto is a prolific assimilator. She was born into the first family of Brazilian pop, then shuttle between Rio de Janeiro and New York City as a child before finally relocating stateside in her 20s. 115 more words

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Summer Olympic Mascots Named

2016 Summer Olympics Mascots Named After Black Orpheus Songwriters

From a recent feature on Broadway World: “The Organizing Committee for the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro just announced its official mascots will be “Vinicius” and “Tom” — named after legendary Bossa Nova arists Vinicius de Moraes and Antonio Carlos “Tom” Jobim. 64 more words

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And they've been named!

Well hello there!
It’s been ages I know.
Thanks to those who sent me emails and messages asking if I was ok, I really appreciate it. 311 more words


Samba de Uma Nota Só

“Samba de Uma Nota Só” (“One-Note Samba”) is a song composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim with Portuguese lyrics by Newton Mendonça. The English lyrics were written by Jobim. 136 more words



Desafinado“, a Portuguese word (usually rendered into English as “Out of Tune“, or as “Off Key“), is the title of a bossa nova song composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim with lyrics (in Portuguese) by Newton Mendonça. 105 more words


Stacey Kent Returns To Her Roots

Stacey Kent, New Jersey’s Finest Bossa Nova Chanteuse, Returns To Her Roots

From a recent feature on NJ.com: “…Fourteen-year-old Stacey Kent was in her comfortable South Orange home in the early 1980s, playing cards and listening to music with a school chum, when a new album started whirling on her turntable. 154 more words

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