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The bossa nova is an original Brazilian music genre that emerged in the late fifties, promoted by a group of students and middle-class musicians from Copacabana and Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro's neighborhoods located close the beachs. The name can be translated as "new rhythm" or "the new way".
It became well known in Brazil thanks after the recording of the song "Chega de Saudade" performed by João Gilberto, and composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim (music) and Vinicius de Moraes (lyrics), three of the leading pioneers of this Brazilian music genre


There isn't a consensus that recognizes the bossa nova as a movement. However, this style is known for its importance in the history of the Brazilian music. He picked up the distinctive features of street samba, screaming and burning to remove decibels, fervor and drums, and lead to smaller spaces where you could hear relaxed. New sophisticated harmonies emerged, with irregularities that had a direct relationship withthe spirit of the postwar American music, especially the West Coast jazz, creating a fusion itself. The lyrics and music also maintained a close relationship with each other, but its main feature is the Brazilian roots rhythm.

The bossa nova became tremendously popular in Brazil and elsewhere in Latin America, but its international success was limited to short periods of time, such as after the premiere of the film Black Orpheus that Stan Getz launch in the sixties.Thanks to Dorival Caymmi (Saudade de Bahia, 1957) and the discovered by northamerican musicians as Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd that pley the bossa-nova, there was a significant cultural exchange between these musicians and others as the precursor Laurindo Almeida, Antonio Carlos Jobim , João Gilberto and Astrud Gilberto, thus creating a new branch of syncopation schemes based on Brazilian music. Besides those already named, artists such as Flora Purim, Edu Lobo, Airto Moreira, Baden Powell, Paulinho Da Costa, Vinicius de Moraes, Zimbo Trio, Hermeto Pascoal, Dom Um Romao, Paulinho da Viola or Eliane Elias, have developed work in the field of fusion of jazz and bossa.
Perhaps the best known bossa nova song is "Garota de Ipanema" (The girl from Ipanema) by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes, known throughout the world both in its original version in Portuguese as well in its English translation.




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