SAMBA DA BENÇÃO – BEBEL GILBERTO

Even though it’s April, you wouldn’t know it if you lived in Canada: we’re still buried in snow. To help inspire positive thoughts (it has to melt, right?!), I pulled out some great bossa nova classics from my iTunes library. I’m Rio-lly enjoying this genre! Influenced by samba and jazz music, bossa nova was popularized by Brazilian musicians in the 1950s and 1960s. From classic acts like Stan Getz to more modern interpretations by Nouvelle Vague and Thievery Corporation, bossa nova singles instantly set your mind at ease. In particular, I love listening to Bebel Gilberto’s voice—she just spells summer, eh?

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