Category Archives: Bossanova

SONG OF THE DAY Vinicius De Moraes and Baden Powell – Canto De Lemanjá

When I first heard this song earlier, the two words that sprang to mind were ethereal and otherworldly – It’s a pretty enchanting one is this!  Canto de Iemanjá is a piece of music written over 50 years ago by … Continue reading

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SONG(S) OF THE DAY Alessandro Alessandroni – “Meccanico” & Ennio Morricone “I Due Evasi Di Sing Sing (Oh Little Birdy)”

Today I’ve found two pieces of music to share, which I guess you can call songs- they are songs but because they are rather brief (at just over a minute each), so I thought I’d put a couple in! They … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Selvagem – Luanda

Translating as “Wild” in Portuguese, Selvagem are (or were) a Brazilian duo formed by DJ’s/producers Millos Kaiser and Augusto Olivani aka Trepanad. Their relatively brief musical career started in 2013 and continued for a mere three years; in which time … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Nico Gomez – El Condor Pasa

One of my all-time favourite pieces of music is the stunning El Cóndor Pasa (“The Condor Passes”). Most of us will probably know it from Simon & Garfunkel’s very gorgeous 1970 rendition, which featured on their Bridge Over Troubled Water LP, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Luis Bonfa – Zomba

Luiz Floriano Bonfá was a well-respected, yet underrated Brazilian guitarist and composer whose career spanned over an impressive 60 years. Probably best-known for the music he composed for Black Orpheus, the bossa nova tunes of this underestimated artist were recorded … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Os Ipanemas – Nanã

If you want to summon the sunshine, Nanã is a great place to start! In fact, the whole record from which this song comes is like a blast of heady sunshine; add to this enough time to play the record … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Nico Gomez And His Afro Percussion Inc. – Baila Chibiquiban

Today’s song is a sizzling scorcher that will surely get the blood boiling! Released in 1972, Baila Chibiquiban is a fiery Latin-Funk delight, infused with golden flames of Afro-Cuban soul and smouldering flickers of smooth Samba.  If, like me, you … Continue reading

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