RIO DE JANEIRO -- "Tall and tan and young and lovely..." You've heard of her. The Girl From Ipanema.
You might have come across the bossa nova classi...
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This is the rainiest month in Rio and the waters that wash away the residue of Carnival also usher in the school year, a return to work and all of the things that September means for Americans.
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.
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.
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