Learning Center – Brazilian Rhythms Bossa Nova

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Bossa nova is a genre of Brazilian music, which was developed and was popularized in the 1950s and 1960s and is today one of the best-known Brazilian genres abroad. The phrase bossa nova means literally “new trend”. A lyrical fusion of samba and jazz, bossa nova acquired a large following in the 1960s initially among young musicians and college students. Since its inception, it has remained a vital part of the standard jazz repertoire.

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