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Desafinado

Brazilian Harpist Cristina Braga Explores Samba, Jazz and Love

Chris McGowan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Chris McGowan

The first recordings of samba occurred nearly one hundred years ago and of bossa nova more than fifty years ago. Neither genre has ever been associated with the harp, but lately the venerable stringed instrument has expanded its presence in Brazilian popular music thanks to Cristina Braga.

Blame It on the Bossa Nova: Jazz Samba's 50th Birthday

Chris McGowan | Posted 06.17.2012 | Arts
Chris McGowan

2012-04-17-StanGetzJoeCharlie111111.jpg Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd's album Jazz Samba, which launched the bossa nova craze in the United States, celebrates its 50th anniversary this month.

Two Musical Giants Left Us On December 8: Lennon & Jobim

Chris McGowan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chris McGowan

Their songs were the soundtracks for generations who lived during days when it seemed as though anything were possible and a great leap forward was about to occur.

US - Brazil Relations Desafinado

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Christmas season marks the 50th anniversary of Brasilia, the futuristic capital city designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer, and magazines and online media are celebrating the event.

Blame It on the Bossa Nova: 50 Years of Sublime Music

Chris McGowan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chris McGowan

Bossa Nova has been celebrating its fiftieth birthday in grand style this year, with commemorations having taken place in Brazil, the U.S. and other countries.