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The Story Behind Jobim's Favorite Album

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 01/17/2018 - 01:34 pm

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We celebrate Antonio Carlos Jobim’s birthday every January 25th and this year, I’m excited to include it as part of our year-long celebration of Bossa Nova's 60th anniversary.
Being both naturally curious and also a big fan, I’ve written quite a lot about Jobim, his life and his music, but no article was more personally satisfying than this review of the album that Jobim called his favorite.
The occasion was ...

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Exploring The Brazilian Guitar

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 01/08/2018 - 02:04 pm

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Ahh, Brasil
With sports, it’s soccer. With music it’s the guitar, the single instrument which perfectly complements Brazil’s split personalities: The vast beaches of Rio’s Zona Sul, the vast reaches of the Amazon. The vast richness of blended cultures from Europe, Asia and the Americas.
Six strings, seven strings, electric or acoustic, the Brazilian guitar is symbolic of its people and their cultural his ...

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Exploring The Brazilian Piano

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 01/03/2018 - 12:27 am

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Between Black and White
‘Samba de Uma Nota So’? Hardly. Not when it came to Antonio Carlos Jobim and The Brazilian Piano. The Sounds of Brazil is celebrating his music this month with our ‘January is Jobim’ theme.
The piano was Jobim’s instrument of choice and many of his best-known songs began as doodles on the black and whites that connected his genius to the rest of the grand piano th ...

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Best Brazilian Songs of 2017 - Part T...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 01/02/2018 - 01:53 pm

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The Old Year Was A New Year:  Was 2017 a reboot for Brazilian music? Many think so. A strong move back to major label signings thanks to the return of singles: the strength of an expressive song with a great story; personal creativity turning once again to Brazil’s wealth of world-class production and promotion. Social media is driving Indie success like never before in Brazil.
 
Here’s the best of ...

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Best Brazilian Songs of 2017 - Part Two

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 01/01/2018 - 11:34 am

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Mart'nália Image - Eny Miranda-divulgacao      
 

The Old Year Was A New Year:  Was 2017 a reboot for Brazilian music? Many think so. A strong move back to major label signings thanks to the return of singles: the strength of an expressive song with a great story; personal creativity turning once again to Brazil’s wealth of world-class production and promotion. Social media is driving Indie success like never before in Brazil. ...

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