A Hora do Brasil Proudly presents
The Brazilian Music Series: 60 years of Bossa Nova
“It is 1949. The age of great Crooners.
Teresa, Joca, and Didi start the activities of the Sinatra-Farney fan club in their garage, in the neighborhood of Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro. When the great singers of the 40’s were at their full glory and the american jazz scene was starting to rise in Rio.
In the 50’s their basement together with saraus, and reunions in Copacabana apartments were nurturing names like Nara Leão, Ronaldo Bôscoli, João Gilberto, Roberto Menescal, and Carlos Lyra. Tom Jobim, Billy Blanco, Newton Mendonça where playing in the nightclubs of the idylic Copacabana of those times; prenouncing an important movement that was taking shape. Vinicius de Moraes was writting letters when abroad (and composing in bars) when in Rio. They were initiating a movement of musicians that would inprint a unique sound trademark in the world.
It is 1958. Chega de Saudade is the most expected single of that year: a mark considered by most to be the birth of Bossa Nova, with its unique sounds and beats. Just a new thing. A new way of playing classics. A new bossa. A Bossa Nova. Immortalised in the voice of João Gilberto and composed by Tom Jobim and Vinícius de Moraes, three musical genius who reflects in this classic, the essence of Bossa Nova.
It is 2018. “Chega de Saudades” celebrates its 60th anniversary and the curatorship of the Brazilian Music Series will bring Wanda Sá, João Sabiá and the already traditional Roda de Samba for the yearly program at the Bimhuis. We invite you to join us in three experience concerts (Classic Bossa, Nova Bossa and Outras Bossas) around the style that is a synonym of Brazilian Music in the world.
To set the tone in Amsterdam, play it loud "No more Blues": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUuJrpP0Mak
Brazilian Music Series 2018 program at Bimhuis:
Piet Heinkade 3 1019 BR Amsterdam
Sa 21 April: WANDA SÁ TRIO feat. BERNARDO LOBO (CLASSIC BOSSA)
Fr 25 May: JOÃO SABIÁ & RODA FINA (NOVA BOSSA)
Fr 22 June: RODA DE SAMBA led by NELSON LATIF (OUTRAS BOSSAS)
i.c.w. A Hora do Brasil Foundation and (Storytelling by) LF/PR
You can find info on tickets for this Bossa Nova Experience in three acts at:
This year we will have a passe-partout for all three shows available for EUR 59-
For info and tickets: https://www.bimhuis.com/brazilian-music-series/
Created in Amsterdam (2005), A Hora do Brasil Foundation aimed at the establishment of a Brazilian artistic and cultural foundation that goes beyond the most known stereotypes of Brazil and the traditional cliché's about the country. Between 2005 and 2013, it has produced 28 events in different venues like Café De Ysbreker, the Bimhuis, ARCAM, De Balie, Rialto, taking part of the bruising intercultural dialogue in Amsterdam designing interesting debates about Brazilian Art, Music, Literature, Media and Society.
In A Hora do Brasil Foundation’s new generation (2014-2022), we aim to continue telling the story of the most relevant movements and avant-garde artists to position the country as a cradle of new talent and quality productions around the globe. Also as inspiration, because our mission is to share the essence of diversity and cooperation through Brazilian arts and music, estimulating meaningful debates and great experiences.
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