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Samba, Bossa Nova and Brazilian Pop & Country Music

Feb 23, 11 Samba, Bossa Nova and Brazilian Pop & Country Music

Posted by in music, Things Brazilian

One of Brazil’s greatest national treasures is its musical heritage. The uniquely Brazilian forms of Samba and Bossa Nova are recognized the world over. But Brazil has many musical traditions, including country, Afro-Brazilian, and pop. And there’s nothing like a little Brazilian Rap or Hip-Hop to start your day. Brazilian...

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A Brief History of Bossa Nova

Jun 20, 09 A Brief History of Bossa Nova

Posted by in history, music, Things Brazilian

When you look back on it, it seems almost inevitable that something important was to come from Rio de Janeiro in the 1950s. Brazil was enjoying a time of prosperity and cultural growth under the presidency of Juscelino Kubitschek. Carmen Miranda had opened the doors to Hollywood and gotten the world to take notice of the big South...

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