A Brazilian genre originating from the fusion of Brazilian styles such as the samba and the samba-canção with elements of Western classical music and jazz.
Brazil. A style of music developed in the south east of Brazil that merges samba rhythms with jazz-influenced harmonies and melodies. (th)
A suave, romantic style which started in the 1950s, replacing samba as the national music. Typically, bossa nova (which means "new way" in Portuguese) is very mellow and laid-back, and very, very cool. In the early 1960s, bossa nova rhythms became popular with jazz and pop musicians in the U.S. and Europe. See: Joao Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim.
(baussa noh va) is a sophisticated, urban, guitar based sound from Rio de Janeiro. Bossa Nova was started in the early 60's and incorporates elements of samba with cool jazz and classical European music. Guitar rhythms are usually quite off beat and the vocal style (in Portuguese) has a very warm and intimate feeling. Prominent artists include Tom Jobim, Joao Gilberto and Luiz Bonfa. "The Girl from Ipenema" is probably the best known Bossa Nova.
A musical style developed in the 1960s that combines elements of cool jazz with Brazilian music and features complex harmonies, a steady straight-eighth-note groove, and sensual melodies.
A style of jazz derived in part from the Brazilian samba
Brazilian type of music which uses the rhythms of samba and march together with elaborated melodies and the harmony of jazz (that's why it is also known abroad as "jazz-samba"). Antonio Carlos Jobim (Tom Jobim) and João Gilberto are considered its greatest names.
Brazilian dance related to the samba, popular in the 1950s and 1960s.
A Brazilian fusion of cool jazz elements with various Brazilian rhythms, including the baiáo but particularly the samba. Often wrongly considered Afro-Brazilian, it is a sophisticated and recent form developed by hip musicians and avant-guarde poets. Most were white, though Bola Sete a leading bossa nova guitarist, is an exception.
Bossa nova is a style of Brazilian music created by AntÃ´nio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes and JoÃ£o Gilberto and first introduced in Brazil, in 1958, with Elizete Cardoso's recording of "Chega de Saudade" on the CanÃ§Ã£o do Amor Demais LP. Composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim (music) and VinÃcius de Moraes (lyrics) the song was, soon after, released by Gilberto himself.
Bossa nova was a fad dance that corresponded to the bossa nova music. It was introduced in 1960 and faded out in the mid-sixties.
Bossa Nova is a 2000 romantic comedy film directed by Bruno Barreto dealing with several interwoven stories about people finding and losing love in Rio de Janeiro. The film stars Amy Irving (Barreto's wife and star of his earlier films A Show of Force, Carried Away, and One Tough Cop) as an English language teacher named Mary Ann.