By Ruy Castro
Bossa nova is without doubt one of the most well-liked musical genres on this planet. Songs equivalent to “The woman from Ipanema” (the 5th most often performed music within the world), “The Waters of March,” and “Desafinado” are recognized world wide. Bossa Nova—a number-one bestseller whilst initially released in Brazil as Chega de saudade—is a definitive background of this seductive tune. in response to huge interviews with Antonio Carlos Jobim, João Gilberto, and the entire significant musicians and their pals, Bossa Nova explains how a handful of Rio de Janeiro kids replaced the face of pop culture world wide. Now, during this extraordinary translation, the total style of Ruy Castro’s wisecracking, chatty Portuguese comes via in a dinner party of element. alongside the way in which he introduces a forged of unforgettable characters who became Gilberto’s singular imaginative and prescient into the sound of a generation.
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