Have you ever heard of a kind of music called bossa nova before? Have you ever heard of Ono Lisa, Olivia Ong? Let me introduce what bossa nova is.
Bossa nova is a kind of Brazilian music, it was originally developed in Rio de Janeiro Brazil around 1950-60s, the word ‘Bossa Nova’ means ‘new trend’ , Bossa nova music is a fusion of jazz and samba. It is mainly sing in Portuguese since the official language of Brazil is Portuguese .Nowadays, Bossa nova is being sung in different lanuages like English, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, French etc.
Antonio Carlos Jobim (source: http://gp1.wac.edgecastcdn.net/802892/production_public/Artist/860206/image/Antonio-Carlos-Jobim.jpg )
The musical instruments played in bossa nova music mainly include classical guitar, piano, percussion, strings for bass. Classical guitar is a kind of guitar using nylon guitar strings and it usually played with fingers rather than using picks, the feeling of playing a classical guitar is more relaxing than using steel string guitars. The rhythm of bossa nova usually create a lazy and relaxing feeling, sometimes exciting when the rhythm is fast.
A CD cover of Bossa nova music (source: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ttL2tBhlX-U/SV_wAgFt9nI/AAAAAAAAB3o/fMQa6zVO3Ic/s1600-h/Jo%C3%83%C2%A3o+Gilberto+Bossa+Nova.jpg)
Here are some of the famous songs of Bossa nova :
Girl from Ipanema (Garota De Ipanema)
So danco Samba (I dance for Samba)
Samba de Verao (Summer Samba, so nice)
Wave (Vou Te Contar)
Chega De Saudade
Agua de Beber
Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz: The Girl From Ipanema- 1964
Summer samba (samba de verao)
Girl from Ipanema Ono Lisa
Some of the famous artists of bossa nova:
Antonio Carlos Jobim (father of Bossa nova)
Hope you enjoy these beautiful relaxing music!
1. Have you heard of these songs and artists before? How do you feel when you listen to this kind of music?
2. Where can you listen to this kind of music?
3. What kind of music do you like?
4. Which artists do you like?