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Bossa Nova

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music


Scholarly Books

...Bossa nova, a form of jazz influenced by Brazilian musical rhythms and styles, conquered audiences with its beautiful melodies, sophisticated harmonies, and subtle and original rhythm. It gained international prestige in the 1960s after...

Bossa Nova

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IX : Genres: Caribbean and Latin America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Encyclopedia Articles

...Bossa nova developed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during the second half of the 1950s and was transformed into a musical movement that modernized Brazilian popular music. Thus, it acquired great historical importance and is seen by many...

Rio de Janeiro

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume III : Locations: Caribbean and Latin America

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: city – 6,000,000 (1996); greater metropolitan area – 10,300,000 (1996) The capital city of Brazil from 1763 to 1960, Rio de Janeiro’s contrasting landscape of beaches, mountains and wide green areas, such as the Tijuca...