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2017 is a very special year for The Sounds of Brazil. It marks our Silver Broadcast Anniversary and it begins with a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to you for listening. Because without your passion and interest none of this would be possible.


Two early dates stand out from our very first year: The Sounds of Brazil debuted on Chicago’s college radio WDCB FM on Sunday, April 5th 1992. On Saturday, July 25th The Sounds of Brazil moved up the dial to make its debut on commercial radio WNUA.


The radio show has been syndicated to more than 60 commercial radio stations across the USA, Caribbean and Central America and is also a pioneer for Brazilian music streaming:  First with Broadcast.com/Yahoo Radio in 1999, then with Live365. Today, The Sounds of Brazil is also streamed worldwide with an expanded 24/7 format.


 

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The year ahead promises to be an exciting one, and you are invited to visit this page as the weeks and months unfold.  I’ll share some of my personal insights and favorite stories, and we’ll revisit more than 100 of The Sounds of Brazil’s most popular songs from our first two and a half decades.


Scott Adams

Program Host of The Sounds of Brazil!


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Thank You For 25 Years... And Counting

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 04/05/2017 - 03:25 pm

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Thank You For 25 Years... And Counting

The Sounds of Brazil made its broadcast debut on 90.9 FM WDCB exactly 25 years ago today. We'll celebrate by recreating that very first playlist in the exact order it was presented on April 5th, 1992.
The time was right. Many of today's established Brazilian jazz stars were just starting out with their careers, and several had already been signed to Verve Records by virtue of their years at Berklee School of music in Boston. S ...

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Brazilian Break: 30 Year Careers for ...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 04/08/2017 - 11:48 am

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2017 Is A 'Milestones' Year
The Sounds of Brazil kicked off its year-long 25th anniversary celebration this week, but two of our favorite MPB stars are living milestone years in 2017, too: both Marisa Monte and saxophonist Leo Gandelman have careers that have reached the 30-year mark.


 
Marisa Monte
For Monte (who cut her teeth working the Zona Sul culture club circuit in mid-80’s Rio), the start for one of Brazil’s most amazing musical careers began with a si ...

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The Sounds of Brazil - How It All Beg...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 07/25/2017 - 04:43 pm

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A Milestone Moment for our 25th Anniversary
The Sounds of Brazil made its broadcast debut on Smooth Jazz WNUA 95.5 25 years ago today, July 25th, 1992. This week, I’m marking the occasion by recreating the original playlist from the show, song by song.
For Chicago’s Smooth Jazz fans, WNUA grew to become a defining moment in our musical lives, and when the station signed on back in the summer of 1987, I became a fan, too.
Months before, I had experienced Rio de Janeiro for ...

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The Sounds of Brazil's 'Meet & Greet'...

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 08/04/2017 - 12:35 am

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Remembering The Sounds of Brazil on WNUA 95.5 Chicago
25 year ago, it now seems that those first few weeks with WNUA were busy ones. The Sounds of Brazil’s July 25th, 1992 debut was enough of a success for the station and listeners that only a few days later, I was approached by Program Director Lee Hansen with news of an event that the station invited me to host.
“It’s a ‘meet and greet’ for Sergio Mendes and a chance to give The Sounds of Brazil ...

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Liner Notes Legacy - A Twist of Jobim

by Brazil Club - Let The Music Take You There on 11/20/2017 - 03:41 pm

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Back in the Fall of 1996, Lee Ritenour called to ask if I would be interested in writing the liner notes for an upcoming album tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim. Jobim had passed away two years earlier in New York and his death came as a shock to the nation of Brazil and also for the jazz world. It didn't take long for tribute albums to find their way to fans worldwide. After all, Antonio Carlos Jobim is still considere ...

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