João Gilberto

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June 10th  – João Gilberto’s birthday


Today is the birthday of  J
oão Gilberto, on the creators of a new Brazilian music genre and rhythm, the Bossa Nova.

João Gilberto was born in Juazeiro, Bahia, Brazil. From an early age, music was a part of Gilberto’s life. His grandfather bought him his first guitar ...

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Villa Lobos 3/05

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 Heitor Villa Lobos was born on March 5, 1887

From the lower middle class childhood to worldwide acclaim Heitor Villa-Lobos: Born on March 5, 1887 – November 17, 1959) was a Brazilian composer, described as “the single most significant creative figure in 20th-century Brazilian art music”. Villa-Lobos has become the ...

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Carmen Miranda

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The Brazilian Bombshell” was born on February 9th, 1909.

Carmen Miranda

At the peak of her career, Brazilian singer Carmen Miranda (1909–1955) was the highest paid woman in Hollywood. Known for her colorful outfits and fruit-bedecked headgear, Miranda was one of the first ambassadors of Latin American popular culture. She appeared in ...

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